Friday, June 29, 2012
BAND OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
BORN IN THE USA
Leading up to the 4th of July, who better to rock the birthday of the United States than Bruce Springsteen, Mr. Born In the USA himself?
Along with the E Street Band, Springsteen's songs have paid homage to the struggles of every day American life since the early 1970s.
The songs on his 1984 album, "Born in the USA," protest the Vietnam War, lament jobs drying up in small towns, chronicle looking for love--for at least a night, express the search for a better life, and confide sometimes landing on the wrong side of the law.
Over his career to date, Springsteen and the E Street Band have sold more than 65 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million worldwide. They have earned numerous awards, including 21 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. In addition, Springsteen is widely regarded by many as one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century.
Though they lost band member and saxophone player, Clarence Clemons, following a stroke in 2011, Springsteen and the E Street Band are now in Europe on their Wrecking Ball tour, and will return to the States in mid-August for concert dates scheduled through September.
For more about Springsteen and the E Street Band, check out the official Web site at <http://brucespringsteen.net/>.