Monday, August 3, 2009

Born to Run

On August 3, 1974, Bruce Springsteen performed his last gig as an opening act. His third album was released on August 25th, a year later. He was 25. Born To Run proved to be his breakthrough, peaking at number three on the Billboard chart. With its background of strings, glockenspiel, keyboards and more than a dozen guitar tracks arranged by Phil Spector, the title song took three and a half months to record. Springsteen appears once in A Book of Ages.

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