bruce springsteen locations

Posted on March 20, 2013 by peter bell

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born in the fertile green hills of New Jersey, USA on September 2, 1949.  The Boss was raised on 50s rock, became an Americana rock-and-roller in the 70s, turned into a denim-clad icon in the 80s, and today has the distinguished position of elder rock statesman and link to music traditions of the past (see the Seeger Sessions album and his impressive SWSW 2012 keynote speech).

That long road to musical legend winds around the many turnpikes and off-ramps of the Garden State.  Here’s a list of locations associated with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.

New Jersey

Monmouth, NJ-

Freehold, NJ-

Long Branch, NJ-

  • 7 ½ West End Court-  The Boss wrote “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road”, “Backstreets” and other tunes while living in this house near the Jersey coast from 1974-1975.

Asbury Park, NJ-


Blauvelt, NY-

  • 914 Sound Studios– Where Bruce recorded tracks that would end up on Greetings from Asbury Park.

Los Angeles, CA

  • Ambassador Hotel- Bruce Springsteen performed in the back-up band for the Roy Orbison special “Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Evening” in the Cocoanut Grove club of this hotel.

St. Paul, MN-


photo: lola’s big adventure@flickr

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