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).
Thursday, August 27, 2015
When 'Born to Run' Was Born
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