The Life Of Bruce Springsteen Essay

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Some people are born to become legends, Bruce Springsteen is one of them. From the second he was born and through his younger years everyone knew he was destined for something bigger than a regular nine to five life, they just didn’t realize the magnitude of what was to come. Born into a all around food middle-class family, no on in that house hold even Bruce, didn’t realize that within fifty years he would reach living legend status. Also have a title of one of the best musicians to every live. After working hard at what he loves, Bruce has become known as a musical hero and inspiration to his fans and fellow musicians. With his deep lyrics, amazing stage presence, incredible guitar skills, and his passion, he is an untouchable force in the music industry. Using his lyrics to vent his emotions and past, but to also add awareness to social issues around the world. Bruce and his love for music affected him his whole life, and has shaped into what he is today. His music now affects the world. His music has truly changed the world (musically and socially) forever.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 to his parents Douglas Frederick Springsteen and Adele Ann. He was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey. He often references his childhood home and neighborhood in his songs. Growing up in a New Jersey town, baseball was a big part of that community. Bruce loved playing, and watching baseball (he also references baseball in his songs later.) Even though he loved playing and watching baseball, he didn’t like playing with the neighbor kids. In the Biography “Bruce some of Bruce’s neighbor kids described Bruce as a “loner” and said he would “often be alone.” (Bruce; Peter Ames Carlin; pg. 44) It is said that Bruce didn’t have many friends, other than his grandparents and his sister Jinny. Jinny said she often noticed her brother “ all alone at the edge of the schoolyard.” (Bruce, Peter Ames Carlin; pg. 46) However, through his isolation of a social life, he was able to find comfort and love in music. After seeing Elvis Presley, at his prime perform on the Ed Sullivan Show he was floored. He begged his mom for a guitar, and she bought him a $16 acoustic guitar. After years of practicing and developing his passion for music. Again, he begged his mother for a guitar. This time it was a Kent electric guitar. After taking out a loan she was able to purchase the guitar for him for Christmas. That guitar was everything to Bruce, this confirmed his passion for playing music. After several more years he was able to play with his band at the time. He blew away his audiences, local newspapers, and everybody that saw him perform. His performances were electric and some thing that has never been seen before. Even attracting the musical legend Janis Joplin by his stage presence and musical ability at a music festival.
Several years later Bruce and the E street Band was formed. Popularity of him and his music had risen, and...

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