40 Years Later, “Born to Run” a Classic


40 years ago yesterday, an album was released that would change the career of the artist, and the history of music. New Jersey’s Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band released “Born to Run” and unleashed an absolute classic on the American public.

“Born to Run” was the follow up to Bruce’s debut, “Greetings from Asbury Park.” At the time, he was already an emerging star, but the 1975 album took him to a whole new status as a star. The album includes such cult-classics as “Thunder Road,” “Born to Run,” and “Jungleland.” After this album was released, Bruce was never again anything but a major rock star.

I consider “Born to Run” to be one of Bruce’s three highest points in his career, along with “Born in the U.S.A.” and “The Rising.” I also consider it to be one of the greatest albums in the history of rock n’ roll. I think the most amazing thing to me though is that the album is eight years older than me.


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