Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Nicknamed “The Boss”, he is best known for his work with the E Street Gang. He is famous for his poetic lyrics, energetic stage performance, distinctive voice and long concerts. Much of his work revolves around his home city, New Jersey.
Born on September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey (in the USA), Bruce is a Libra. He has two middle names: Frederick and Joseph.
Springsteen was raised Catholic, but now considers himself an agnostic. Many have accused him of growing more spiritual with age, but he maintains his agnosticism. Still, he believes that his youth spent as Catholic has had a great influence on his music. In his own words, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.”
It is safe to say that Springsteen is a liberal democrat. His music often revolves around political subjects and its themes are overtly American. One of his most popular songs, “Born in the U.S.A.”, addresses the negative effects of the Vietnam War and poor treatment of its veterans. In 2004, Springsteen endorsed democratic candidate John Kerry. More recently, he has campaigned against nuclear power and played a world-spanning tour for Amnesty International. He is also a staunch ally of labor unions and gay rights.
Springsteen’s daily life does not leave much room for hobbies. Even now, he continues to impress and woo with new appearances . Occasionally, he has been known to dabble into other forms of art as personal projects – such as his short film, “Hunter Of An Invisible Game”.
Bruce is married to Patti Scialfa, a guitarist and member of his E Street Band. They have been together since 1988 and were married in 1991. They have three children.
Prior to his marriage with Patti, Bruce was briefly married to Julianne Phillips, an actress. The two wed in May 1985, but things began to hit the rocks shortly after. By the spring of 1988 the two were separated. By March 1989 the two were officially divorced.
Bruce is very, very picky about letting politicians use his work in their campaigns. Especially after “Born in the U.S.A.” – an anti-military complex song – was used in Ronald Reagan’s campaign. When Bruce was 26, he tried to break into Graceland to meet Elvis Presley. Bruce has an asteroid named after him – 23990 Springsteen (1999 RM1).