The first time I ever heard of Bruce Springsteen was freshman year at Penn State. Some kid from New Jersey brought up the name in a conversation, bragging that this Springsteen guy was going to be the biggest thing in rock and roll since Dylan and the Beatles.
Right, I thought. Because those Jersey guys would NEVER exaggerate, especially about Jersey things.
Then “Born to Run” came out, and they went and put the guy on the cover of Time magazine, and then on Wednesday the guy turned 60. Some other stuff may have happened in between, but I’m getting too old to remember.
(By the way, this guy shares a 9/23 birthday with Springsteen, and he’s pretty damn cool in his own right.)