This week marks the 40th anniversary of Born To Run.
The Boss himself released the following statement on his website.
40 years ago, I was hustling with the E Street Band to Providence, Rhode Island for the first show of the Born to Run Tour. That morning, we’d just completed the last of the mixes in New York, and exhausted but thankful to be out of the studio, we headed north, ready — we thought — for whatever this music was going to bring us. It brought us you and a conversation that continues to this day. I want to thank all the fans for making this music theirs and for celebrating this very special day with us! Oh… and happy birthday Born to Run!”
#borntorun was a trending topic on Twitter, with fans from around the world sharing their congrats.
Here is a random sampling.
There were some great articles all over the web. Let us pull some of them together for you!
Rolling Stone released a 2005 interview with Springsteen on the making of Born To Run.
The Atlantic goes deep into Born To Run and the era in the States in which it was written. You may want a drink for this one.
Huffington Post has 8 Life Lessons You Can Learn From The Boss. The article highlights lyrics and quotes from Springsteen that teach us about life. I always loved the truth he wrote in Better Days off of Human Touch –
But it’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin
And can’t stand the company.
And thank you Wall Street Journal for publishing an article with vintage video versions track by track of Born To Run.
So what do you think – is Presidential hopeful and current New Jersey governor Chris Christie right when he said, Born to Run ‘is the most powerful rock album of my lifetime.” ?