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A Musical Annotation of Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography – Born to Run, Part 9

This is the ninth (and penultimate!) in a series of blogs in which I go through and “musically annotate” Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, “Born to Run”. This involves going through the book page by page and listing the artists, and when possible, providing a YouTube video of the artists and songs that Bruce mentions as among his favorites.

Here are the previous posts:

Here is the YouTube playlist of all  songs/artists mentioned in Chapters 65-72; you can access any particular song by clicking in the top left corner of the screen and choosing the desired video. I also have a listing of the songs, which can be found after the video. In those cases where Bruce just mentions a musical group, I randomly chose one of that group’s songs to include in the playlist.

The Rising album:

Devils and Dust:

The Seeger Sessions

The Magic album

Greetings from Asbury Park

Wrecking Ball

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

2 thoughts on “A Musical Annotation of Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography – Born to Run, Part 9”

  1. This is an amazing annotation, Quincy! And what a fabulous collection of links. I loved hearing Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Bruce, George Harrison, and Ringo all play “I Saw Her Standing There”! It is now, though, you know, against the law for you to ever delete these pages.




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