Monday, December 7, 2015
When I Met Springsteen at Sing Sing
Anyway, with editor Peter Knobler, as two weeks of hanging out with Bruce and the band, and attending half a dozen real gigs (as one of the few audience members), I helped create the very first magazine piece about Brucie--and 8,000 words, at that-- for Crawdaddy, where I worked for most of the 1970s. Many other pieces--and dozens of attending club dates--would follow and Bruce would become a good friend for a number of years. A gold record for Born to Run still hangs on my wall.
Here's a brief summary and (below) a little video about the day I met Bruce in December 1972--in Sing Sing, on my birthday--which also includes excerpts from his very early live performances, including the acoustic "Growin' Up" that helped get him his Columbia contract via John Hammond. Photo above also from December1972, with me across the table.
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