Miami Steve Van Zandtâ€™s mom was my 8th-grade geography teacher. Iâ€™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