After a failed attempt at the drums, Bruce Springsteen bought his first guitar at a pawnshop for $18. The rest of his story helped define Rock and Roll history. From the instantly classic Born To Run which put Bruce on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously to an Oscar and four Grammys for the title track of the 1994 Tom Hanks film Philadelphia to 2007's CD, Magic, which climbed to #1 record in the world, there's no doubt that this Freehold, New Jersey native has earned the right to be called "The Boss."
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Bruce Springsteen bought his first guitar at a pawnshop for $18. Since then, the New Jersey native has had one of the most impressive careers in music with his string of hits, including "Born to Run" and "Born in the U.S.A."
Each of Bruce Springsteen's songs tells a story from his life.
Bruce Springsteen made a name for himself as a hot-shot guitar player on the Jersey Shore.
At a low point in his career, Bruce Springsteen recorded "Born to Run" and it turned his career around.