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Bruce Springsteen

Musician (born 23-Sep-1949)


Eric Alterman. It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen. Boston: Little, Brown. 1999. 282pp.

Hank Bordowitz. The Bruce Springsteen Scrapbook. Citadel Press. 2004. 224pp.

Daniel Cavicchi. Tramps Like Us: Music & Meaning Among Springsteen Fans. Oxford University Press. 1998. 222pp.

Robert Coles. Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Random House. 2003. 244pp.

Charles R. Cross. Backstreets: Springsteen, the Man and His Music. Harmony Books. 1989. 223pp.

Jim Cullen. Born in the USA: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition. Helter Skelter. 1998. 254pp.

Marc Eliot; with Mike Appel. Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen. Simon & Schuster. 1992. 382pp.

Peter Gambaccini. Bruce Springsteen. Perigee Books. 1985. 159pp.

Lynn Goldsmith. Springsteen: Access All Areas. Universe Publishing. 2000. 128pp.

Gary Graff (editor). The Ties that Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. Visible Ink Press. 2005. 525pp.

Jimmy Guterman. Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen. DIANE Publishing Company. 2007. 246pp.

Robert Hilburn. Springsteen. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1985. 256pp.

Jeff Horn. Hungry Heart: The Music of Bruce Springsteen. AuthorHouse. 2000. 320pp.

Patrick Humphries; Chris Hunt. Bruce Springsteen: Blinded by the Light. Henry Holt. 1986. 176pp.

Rob Kirkpatrick. The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2007. 198pp.

Howard Leibowitz; Marianne Meyer. Bruce Springsteen. Ballantine Books. 1984. 176pp.

Dave Marsh. Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s. New York, New York: Pantheon Books. 1987. 452pp.

Dave Marsh. Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts: The Definitive Biography, 1972-2003. New York: Routledge. 2003. 696pp.

Dave Marsh. Bruce Springsteen on Tour, 1968-2005. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2006. 324pp. With 350 photographs.

Louis P. Masur. Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision. New York: Bloomsbury Press. 2009. 244pp.

Patrick Primeaux. The Moral Passion of Bruce Springsteen. International Scholars Publications. 1996. 142pp.

Parke Puterbaugh (editor). Bruce Springsteen: The Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Opinions from the Files of Rolling Stone. Pan. 1998. 453pp.

Christopher Sandford. Springsteen: Point Blank. Da Capo Press. 1999. 446pp.

Bob Santelli. Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Chronicle Books. 2006. 91pp.

June Skinner Sawyers (editor). Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader. Penguin Books. 2004. 434pp.

June Skinner Sawyers. Tougher Than the Rest: 100 Best Bruce Springsteen Songs. Omnibus Press. 2006. 286pp.

Larry David Smith. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American Song. Praeger. 2002. 263pp.

Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen: Songs. HarperCollins. 2003. 352pp.

Frank Stefanko. Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen. Billboard Books. 2003. 136pp. In conjunction with an exhibition at Govinda Gallery, Washington, DC.

Jeffrey B. Symynkywicz. The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption, from Asbury Park to Magic. Westminster John Knox Press. 2008. 197pp.


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  3. YouTube: BruceSpringsteen

  4. Vevo: BruceSpringsteenVEVO


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.666)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1382)

  8. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.476)

  9. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.634-38)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.965)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.688)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.463)

  13. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.108)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.491-93)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.331)

  16. American Songwriters (pp.377-81)

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