Submissions Tagged 'Bruce_Springsteen'

Miami Steve Van Zandt’s mom was my 8th-grade geography teacher. I’m telling you this only because it figures into the time we surprised Bruce Springsteen skipping down Holland Rd. in Middletown, NJ. Holland Rd. was where the Van Zandts and, for a time, the E Street Band all lived.

I first saw Bruce when I was 12 years old. It was 1966, and Driftwood Beach Club held concerts on Sunday afternoons. Bruce was in the Castilles. Even then, he looked like a star. He wore a white V-neck T with faded blue jeans and played a steel blue Telecaster. Read more

It was my 16th birthday, and I stood in a Philadelphia alley with my middle-aged mother and aunt waiting for Patti Scialfa (known mostly for being Bruce Springsteen's wife) to come out to her tour bus. I was not thrilled to be spending my 16th birthday at a Patti Scialfa concert.

My aunt was looking for Patti, most likely so she could put a curse on her that would cause her fiery locks to fall out in clumps. Bruce would then leave her and immediately propose marriage to my aunt.

Patti finally emerged from the den of her Read more

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