Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician and songwriter. He is the leader of the E Street Band.

One of his most famous and misinterpreted songs is "Born in the U.S.A.", about an unemployed Vietnam veteran, which Ronald Reagan used as campaign theme music unaware of the lyrical meaning, until Springsteen required him to stop.[1] In March 2010, Glenn Beck, however, labeled the song anti-American. With a martial rhythm, enthusiastic chorus, and patriotic flag draped album cover (Born in the U.S.A.), it would be easy to mistake this song has more to do with American pride than shame.

The E Street Band members

  • Danny Federici
  • Garry Tallent
  • Clarence Clemons
  • Max Weinberg
  • Roy Bittan
  • Steven Van Zandt
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Patti Scialfa
  • Soozie Tyrell


  • Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
  • The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
  • Born to Run
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town
  • Born in the U.S.A.
  • Magic


  1. Todd Leopold (16 June 2004), "Entertainment Analysis: The age of Reagan", CNN