61 birthday facts about Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen turns 61 today. To mark the occasion, here are 61 facts about the legendary artist.

The facts in this gallery are all taken from a recent edition of Uncut magazine devoted to Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen has never had a No.1 single in the US, although the Manfred Mann's Earthband cover of Asbury's Park 'Blinded By The Light' hit the top spot in early 1977.

Astronauts on a 1999 voyage of space shuttle 'Discovery' were played 'Redezvous' as a wake-up call, before docking with the Hubble telescope. The Boss had a planet named after him that same year.

The first song that Springsteen learned to play on a guitar was The Beatles' version of 'Twist And Shout'. He has frequently played the song at live shows – it oftens forms part of the encore.

To read the full list click here for the NME

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply