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...Bruce Springsteen has won a total of twenty Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with more than 135 million records sold worldwide. Nicknamed “The Boss” and leader...

Tramps Like Them: Jack and Bruce and the Myth of the American Road

Simon A. Morrison

Simon A. Morrison is Programme Leader for Music Journalism at the University of Chester, UK. He is author of the book Discombobulated (2010) and has reported on the music scene everywhere from Beijing to Brazil; Moscow to Marrakech. He edited Ministry of Sound’s Ibiza magazine and has also produced and presented TV and radio. A screenplay he penned, based on a story he wrote for The Guardian, is about to be produced by the BBC, for broadcast in 2019. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The only truth is music A Side: Synergies Track 1 – Intro When rock star Bruce Springsteen appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs at the tail end of 2016 he did not mention author Jack Kerouac in the list of writers he would...

Bruce Springsteen’s Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live at The Geneva Theater (1974)

Bruce Eaton

Bruce Eaton is the author of Radio City (#65). Find him at http://bigstarbook.blogspot.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In today’s world of massive every-note-ever-recorded box sets and affordable high-quality recording equipment, it’s hard to imagine that a significant chapter in the development of a major artist would go virtually undocumented...

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.

Geoffrey Himes

Geoffrey Himes has written about music on a weekly basis in the Washington Post since 1977. During that time he has also written about pop music for Rolling Stone, Paste, the New York Times, Jazz Times, the Nashville Scene, the Oxford American and other outlets. He won ASCAP/Deems Taylor Awards for Music Feature Writing in 2002 and 2005. His stage musical, “A Baltimore Christmas Carol,” was produced in 2005, and his songs have been recorded by Edge City, Billy Kemp and the Kinsey Report. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

33 1/3 Books

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...When Bruce Springsteen went back on the road in 1984, he opened every show by shouting out, “one, two, one, two, three, four,” followed by the droning synth chords of Born in the U.S.A. Max Weinberg hit his drums with a two-fisted...

“Apology and forgiveness got no place here at all”: On the road to Washington D.C. with Bruce Springsteen

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...On November 11, 2014, more than one hundred thousand music fans and military veterans made a pilgrimage to the National Mall in Washington D.C. for The Concert for Valor, a free Veterans Day concert that was designed to raise national...

Popular music as big money

Bethany Klein

Bethany Klein is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising (2009) and co-author of Understanding Copyright: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selling Out : Culture, Commerce and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...By the 1970s, certain genres of popular music were not only accepted as achieving artistic goals, but were also noted for the possibility of enormous commercial success. Members of the first generation of rock musicians were playing arenas,...

‘Glory Days’: Memory-related processes and the performance of memory in the work of Bruce Springsteen

Nicola Spelman

Nicola Spelman is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Salford, UK, where she teaches composition, musicology, and professional practice. She is Course Leader for the BA Music programme Popular Music and Recording, and her research interests surround issues of representation within popular music. Nicola's publications include Popular Music & the Myths of Madness (2012) and Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (Bloomsbury, 2013; co-edited with Michael Goddard and Benjamin Halligan). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In accordance with Liedeke Plate and Anneke Smelik’s observation that ‘memory is embodied performance [that] does not function in a vacuum but needs a medium to be trained, shared and transmitted’ (Plate and Smelik 2013: 2), this chapter...

Shouting at the Hard of Hearing: Springsteen Finds a New Audience

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Wringing the Neck—One Wrong Move—Righteous Rock As Usual March 5, 2012: The first sounds on Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball are resolute drums and the nervous siren of a lead guitar processed to sound as if it’s emanating from Mars. Cue...

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8.600,000 (2002) Located inside the well-populated northeast metropolitan corridor, to the south and west of New York City and the east of Pennsylvania, New Jersey refers to itself as the ‘Garden State...