Important People in Born to Run: Biography

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen was born in Freehold, New Jersey to a working-class Italian-Irish family. From a young age, he is interested in music and dreams of emulating stars like Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Without money for fancy equipment or guitar lessons, Bruce teaches himself and makes his way up the local New Jersey music scene through dedication and hard work. Bruce lands a record deal in his early twenties and his career as a superstar musician climbs steadily over the next thirty-five years.

Bruce's music is a mix of the personal and the political. In his work, he explores social, economic, and political issues which have affected him and his life in some way, either directly or indirectly. For example, much of his work centers on themes of working-class life, what it means to be American, class division, and racial injustice. Many of his songs also...

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