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Thursday, August 27, 2015

When 'Born to Run' Was Born

The iconic breakthrough Springsteen album released on this day in 1975.  We had just given our friend his first magazine cover  anywhere at  Crawdaddy--more than two-and-a-half years after publishing his very first magazine feature (my fun video here).  I was in the Blauvelt studio for the early takes--and now live right over the hill from where that happened.  Very early he had played what became "Born to Run" on the banged-up piano in his Jersey apartment.  Still recall 40 years ago in early August getting the test pressing--with the songs in a different order.  Also, the original album cover with the title in script.  By the way, I will always believe I inspired the famous Roy Orbison line (see here).


Marc Silverstein said...

were you at Studio 914 in Blauvelt?

Greg Mitchell said...

Yes, I was and now live just over the hill, literally.

allan said...

What order were the songs in?