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Bruce Springsteen

Despite the host's earlier denouncement of Elvis Presley as too suggestive for his show, the emerging King is allowed a slot on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Sullivan, however, declines to introduce him, leaving that chore to actor Charles Laughton. Pandemonium ensues among the teenage audience, and the show is a turning point in rock history. Watching at home in New Jersey is a seven year old boy called Bruce Springsteen who immediately convinces his parents to buy him a guitar. Watching in Lubbock, Texas, is Buddy Holly.
Husband and wife team, Tom and Margaret Potter, open a new rock music club, The Upstage, in Asbury, New Jersey, USA. It will quickly become a favourite haunt of aspiring young local musician Bruce Springsteen.
It's a hectic 24 hours in rock'n'roll. The New York Dolls' eponymous debut album is released on Mercury Records in the USA and, on the same day, Bruce Springsteen is hailed as the most popular act at the CBS Convention in the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California. Also on the same day, fights break out at an Ike And Tina Turner show at Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, between members of the radical Black Panthers and the band. Finally, back in New York City, Led Zeppelin play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
Bruce Springsteen's second album, The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, is released on Columbia Records in the USA.
The first known performance of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run takes place during a show at The Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, during a show headlined by Bonnie Raitt. Journalist Jon Landau reviews the show for The Real Paper, saying 'I saw rock'n'roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.'
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The three-day long Ozark Music Festival begins at The Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Jefferson Starship, The Eagles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bachman Turner Overdirve, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boz Scaggs, Electric Flag, Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes, David Bromberg, Leo Kottke, Cactus, Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen. Hosting the event is Wolfman Jack.
Starting a series of five twice-nightly shows at The Bottom Line, New York, Bruce Springsteen begins his transition from cult hero to internationally acclaimed rock star. One show makes the cover of the New York Times, and the five nights are said to be the most talked-about gigs since Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall in 1966.
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band play the first of four nights at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California.
The song Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen is named as the "Unofficial Youth Rock Anthem" of New Jersey, USA, by the New Jersey State Assembly. Springsteen found this accolade somewhat ironic because the song was "about leaving Jersey."
Bruce Springsteen reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA with The River.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
A No Nukes benefit concert, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Gary 'US' Bonds and others, takes place at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
One million people see Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Gary 'US' Bonds, Linda Ronstadt, Rita Marley and more at a Rally For Nuclear Disarmament in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays live with Cats On A Smooth Surface at Jon Jon's, Wall, New Jersey, USA.
Bruce Springsteen releases his first album in ten years, Nebraska, in the UK.
Bruce Springsteen records Rockaway The Days at The Hit Factory, New York City, USA.
Recording of The USA For Africa single We Are The World, co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, begins at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The superstar list of guest vocalists includes Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross. Despite having been invited, Prince does not show up.
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Bruce Springsteen plays at Furitsu Taiikukan, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
Bruce Springsteen releases a new single, Glory Days, in the USA, on Columbia Records.
Bruce Springsteen records When You Need Me at Thrill Hill Recording, New York City, USA.
Bruce Springsteen releases the album Tunnel Of Love in the UK on CBS Records. On the same day, singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan signs to Canadian label Nettwerk Records.
The first picture CDs are issued by CBS, featuring Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael and Terence Trent D'Arby.
Ringo Starr begins his first All Starr Band tour with a show at Dallas, Texas, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
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Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become the proud parents of their first child, Evan James.
In a survey carried out by BBC Radio 1 and The Times Magazine, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen is declared the greatest song of all time.
When Bruce Springsteen plays at Shea Stadium, New York City, Bob Dylan makes guest appearance.
R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and Bright Eyes play a concert in support of US Presidential candidate John Kerry at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Buddy Guy is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. At the same event, Bruce Springsteen inducts U2, Neil Young inducts The Pretenders, Justin Timberlake inducts The O'Jays, and Rod Stewart inducts Percy Sledge.
On his Devils And Dust Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Danny Federici, keyboardist of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, releases a new album Out Of A Dream, in the USA.
The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA, is demolished. The hotel included the legendary night-spot Cocoanut Grove. Bing Crosby began his career there crooning to the dancers. The venue became a regular hang out for the Rat Pack in the fifties. Sammy Davis Jr. recorded a live album in Cocoanut Grove, as did Judy Garland when she staged her comeback there. Roy Orbison's acclaimed Black And White Night DVD was filmed there with a star studded back-up band including Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, Jackson Browne and Elvis Costello.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When tickets for Bruce Springsteen's Working On A Dream tour go on sale on Ticketmaster.com, fans are redirected to a subsidiary, TicketsNow.com - offering the same seats at a higher price. Springsteen is outraged and later posts a notice on his website condemning the action.
Bruce Springsteen is named in a divorce petition filed in Monmouth County Superior Court by Arthur Kelly of Red Bank, New Jersey, USA. The petition accuses The Boss of committing adultery with a New Jersey woman named Ann Kelly 'at various times and places too numerous to mention'.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the first of three nights at Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival comes to an end in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Headline act on this final day is Phish, who are unexpectedly joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen for three songs - "Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days.
Bruce Springsteen plays at the San Mames stadium, Bilbao, Spain, Europe.
Olof Arnalds spends the first of two days recording tracks at Adam's Yard, Cornwall, New York State, USA, for Olof Sings, an EP of cover versions including songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Gene Clark and others.
Bruce Springsteen performs during the 2012 Light of Day Concert Series 'New Jersey' at The Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Bruce Springsteen reaches No1 in the Billboard 100 Albums Chart in the USA with his seventeenth studio album, Wrecking Ball.
On the High Hopes Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at The Entertainment Center, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Moda Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the first of two nights at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
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