That's me at the left, between Bruce and fellow Crawdaddy editor Peter Knobler, backstage in Central Park in 1974. The other dude is pianist Davey Sancious. Thirty-five years later, well done tribute tonight to Bruce as he gets the big Kennedy award. He seemed moved by Vedder doing "City of Ruins" and Sting with "The Rising." Could have done without Mellencamp and Melissa E. Way back when never thought I'd see Brucie sitting next to the First Lady.
The trailer for my upcoming Web series shows my role in first article ever about Bruce in 1972 and friendship after. David Wild of Rolling Stone calls it the most promising upcoming Web music series. Trailer below:
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Kennedy Honors for Springsteen
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch