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