Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer/songwriter well known for using heartland rock infused with pop hooks.

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Did Bruce Springsteen write the song Fire?

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Springsteen did write a song entitled "Fire", but there are a number of songs with the same one-word title. Hendrix had a monster hit with his own song Fire, and other songs of the same name have been recorded by artists as diverse as the Ohio Players and the Beach Boys. Springsteen's song was originally written with the idea that Elvis Presley would record it, as Bruce was a huge Elvis fan. However, after it was written, Elvis died in 1977, and Bruce ended up giving the song to Robert Gordon, a rockabilly artist in the New York music scene. Gordon released his version in 1978. Springsteen also recorded the song at this time, during the sessions for his 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town, but he ended up not releasing his version on that album (that version was just released in later 2010 on his 2 record set The Promise, made up of outtakes from the "Darkness" sessions). When Springsteen performed the song live, a producer heard it and brought it to the Pointer Sisters, who had a top-5 R&B hit with it in late 1978 or early 1979.
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What is the meaning of the song by Bruce Springsteen born to run?

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It's about leaving New Jersey. Much of the lyrics are about finding grandeur and honesty in the daily lives of working-class Americans.
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What band sang true love?

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Glenn Frye (of the Eagles) in 1988
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Is Bruce Springsteen Jewish?

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Bruce Springsteen was raised Catholic. He doesn't claim to be part of any religion now though.
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What is the meaning of The boys are back in town by Thin Lizzy?

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Answer Lead singer/bassist Phil Lynott wrote the song originally about soldiers coming home from war. Apparently as a demo it had a few different lyrics, and was loosely titled "GI Joe Is Back In Town". He was influenced to write the song by his then manager, who told Phil that he should write a song that his predominantly male/working class fans could relate to. The 3rd verse mentions "Friday night/dressed to kill/down at Dino's Bar and Grill". Dino's was a restaurant that was located next to 77 Sunset Strip (probably at no. 78 or 76) which was partly owned by Deane Martin. During Lizzy's first US tour in 1975, Lynott went to specifically see what was at no. 77 and found there was nothing. The song came out in 1976 from their most popular and probably their best album "Jailbreak". Guitarist Scott Gorham said in an interview that the band wasn't even considering the song for their album amongst the 20 odd songs they had to choose from that ended up as a 9 track record. The label/management convinced them that it would be a hit, and yep, they were right. - English recording industry identities have it that the song is actually in reference to the band managers mates, some well known fellows form an English underworld firm that were released from Prison in the late 1970's. The track is a welcome home tribute to them...
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What bands has Bruce Springsteen influenced?

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Meatloaf, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, U2, The Arcade Fire, The Hold Steady, The Killers, The Gaslight Anthem Titus Andronicus, Marah, Crooked Fingers, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
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Who is Max Weinberg's agent?

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Mark Stein with Kick 10 Sports and Entertainment
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Where can you get the Bruce Springsteen song 'Missing' from the movie Crossing Guard?

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According to Bruce Springsteen's official web site (http://www.brucespringsteen.net), the song "Missing" from the movie Crossing Guard was included on the album, "The Essential Bruce Springsteen". This album was released on November 11, 2003. You can see full details, a review of the album and even hear a sample via iTunes on Answers.com at http://www.brucespringsteen.net/songs/Missing.html. The songs from this album can be viewed at http://www.brucespringsteen.net/albums/essential.html. Lyrics are at http://www.brucespringsteen.net/songs/Missing.html.
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How much is Bruce springsteen piece de resistance worth?

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This depends on the serial number on the bottom left hand corner of the record cover. If between the numbers 1 and 2000, the record is part of the original press and could be worth as much as $200 depending on the condition. If the number is higher than 2000, the record is likely worth between $50 and $100.
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How did Bruce Springsteen get the nickname 'The Boss'?

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Allegedly, he earned the nickname The Boss while performing with a trio called Earth in the late 60's. It is said he never liked the name because of his disdain for bosses, in general.
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Who is older Bruce springsteen or Tom Petty?

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Bruce Springsteen is a year old at age 60 and Tom Petty is age 59.
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'Where can you find a seating plan for Parc Des Princes in Paris?

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http://www.eventtravel.com/cms/display_seatingplan.aspx?seatingplan_objid=142
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How can you determine a value of old Decca records and old Columbia records?

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I assume that by "old records" you mean 78s, the old heavy singles that disappeared from record stores by 1960. The value of 78s is largely determined by three things: rarity, collector interest and condition. The label is usually not a significant factor unless the label itself is rare, and neither the Decca nor Columbia labels are rare. In fact, if you grab a handful of 78s at random, it is likely at least half will be on one of these two labels. Having said that, there is a rough way to determine relatively elevated value based upon the type of Decca or Columbia label on the record. DECCA (began 1934). There are three main categories of Decca label: blue "sunburst", blue "flat" and black. The "sunburst" label has somewhat elevated collector interest; it is called that because the DECCA logo is in block letters with a false perspective that seems to spring from one point, in an art deco style. These were made until about 1937, at which time the logo was changed to a "flat" block letter logo without perspective. These and the later black label Deccas usually have little value. COLUMBIA (began 1901). The history of this label is too long, and there are too many label variations, to provide a comprehensive listing here, but a few permutations are worth mentioning. First of all, most CBS Columbias have little value, especially the red label popular series. Most collectors see that red label and pass right by. But if you find any Columbias that are all blue--both the label and the record itself--then you have what is called a "Blue Wax" Columbia, and these almost always have considerably elevated value, especially if they have popular or jazz content and are in good condition. Another label type with elevated value is the "flag" label, which has two red, white and blue flags on a metallic gold or copper background. This label was only issued for a short time in 1924. And any single-sided Columbia, most of which have plain black labels with white or silver printing, has elevated value. Black Columbias with gold printing, with "Columbia Phonograph Company" and "Viva-Tonal" on the label, may have somewhat elevated value if they are in excellent condition or feature country or "race" songs. But I caution that this is only a very rough guide to relative value. You never know when a 78 is valuable, especially if it is a Robert Johnson 78 (if you do, have it professionally appraised right away!). If you're interested in selling 78s, I recommend signing up for the 78-C list, found at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/78-c/ You can post a message there and see what interest it attracts. It helps if you provide a specific list with at least the following information: Label, catalog number, artist(s) and titles.
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Where is Julianne Phillips?

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in the bathroom she's busy spending all the money she got from Springsteen after their short marriage ended in divorce

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