2012 – Bruce Springsteen with Paul McCartney performs in London’s Hyde Park and gets plug pulled on This Day in Rock Music History! A concert which was turning out to be most epic, was shut down by organizers just as Beatle Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen were peaking the 3 hour mark. Bruce had worked […]
2009 – Bruce Springsteen started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Working on a Dream’ his 16th studio album.
2008 – Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen and a member of The E Street Band, died of cancer at the age of 58. Federici had worked with Springsteen for over 40 years, starting with Steel Mill and Child with Springsteen.
2007 – Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Magic’, the singer, songwriter’s 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.
2003 – Bruce Springsteen defends the beleagured Dixie Chicks, who suffered a backlash after criticizing George W. Bush. In a statement, he declares, “To me, they’re terrific American artists expressing American values by using their American right to free speech. For them to be banished wholesale from radio stations, and even entire radio networks, for […]
2003 – The day America begins bombing Iraq, Bruce Springsteen opens his show in Melbourne, Australia with an acoustic version of “Born in the U.S.A.” followed by his cover of Edwin Starr’s “War (What Is It Good For)”. Later in the show he dedicated “Land of Hope and Dreams” to “innocent Iraqi civilians.”
2003 – Ticketmaster sell a record 1 million tickets in a single day, as shows for the Dixie Chicks and Bruce Springsteen go on sale.
2003 – Norah Jones wins eight Grammys, including Album of the Year for Come Away With Me. At the show, Bruce Springsteen, “Little Steven” Van Zandt, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Tony Canal of No Doubt, and Elvis Costello perform The Clash’s “London Calling” as a tribute to the late Joe Strummer.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘The Rising’, also No.1 in the US.
2001 – Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s final two performances at Madison Square Garden, edited into a nearly two-hour program, debuts on HBO. It is the first time Springsteen and the E-Street Band have appeared in concert on television.
1999 – Bruce Springsteen and Bill Joel gracefully thank their beaming mothers. Paul McCartney mourns the loss of his wife Linda. And the three lead a jam session that has a star-studded audience up and dancing during the 14th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen : Greatest Hits : US LP is no. 1 chart topper.