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Every Thursday at 5 PM WERS brings you Throwback Thursday. This week we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen in honor of his recent performances in the Boston area. The Boss and The E Street Band played to sold-out crowds at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will be playing again at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Saturday night.
Springsteen, who, at sixty-two years old is still able to perform non-stop for four hours, has recorded seventeen studio albums to date including Born In The U.S. A., Born to Run, and his latest, Wrecking Ball. He has sold more than 120 Million records world-wide, which have earned him twenty Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and even an Academy Award.
A New Jersey native to his core, he was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on September 23rd, 1949. He played in various bands such as; The Castiles, Earth, Child, Steel Mill, Sundance Blues Band, Dr. Zoom And The Sonic Boom, and The Bruce Springsteen Band before The E Street Band.
Today we are celebrating Bruce Springsteen’s life and career by playing a few of our favorite tracks off of his first album from 1973, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. J. as well as one off of his second album, The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle.
Long live The Boss.