Friday, February 22, 2013
Cottage where musician wrote "Born to Run" is up for sale.
The Asbury Park Press reported Thursday that the Long Branch home where Bruce Springsteen wrote some of his biggest hits such as "Born to Run" is up for sale. The cottage, located at 71/2 West End Court, has five rooms, two bedrooms and one bath and is on the market for $349,900, according to the article. Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin of Keller Williams Realty said in the article that she is "hopeful the city of Long Branch would buy the house and turn it into a music heritage destination." We want to know, do you like the idea of the city buying the house and turning into a museum? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three of Palmyra resident Franks Stefanko's photos of Bruce Springsteen appear in a revealing new biography about the Boss.
Getting at what drives Freehold native, Bruce Springsteen, has never been easy. But, a new biography by author Peter Ames Carlin digs as deep into the Boss’ psyche as any previous book has. Bruce, published Oct. 30 by Simon & Schuster, is already on the New York Times bestseller list. The 494-page book, written with Springsteen’s cooperation, has a South Jersey connection. Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko shot three of the photos used in the book. Two of the pictures were shot at the former Shellow’s Luncheonette in East Camden in 1978. One shows Springsteen playing pinball as members of the E Street Band watch. The other is a group shot, with the entire band jammed around a booth. The third photo, shot in 1982, depicts pre-superstardom …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
New Jersey rocker will take the stage for the Democratic campaign to help with close races in those states.
Bruce Springsteen will join the campaign trail Thursday for President Barack Obama in Northeast Ohio and Iowa. The Boss will team up with former President Bill Clinton in Parma, Ohio then head on to Ames, Iowa later on that Thursday for another campaign concert and rally, according to Springsteen's website. Although, Springsteen previously said he would stay out of the 2012 election, the presidential race in these states is tightening, reported The New York Times. “His appearance will help with our get-out-the vote effort in these critical swing states, and we are thrilled with his ongoing support,” the Obama-Biden campaign manager, Jim Messina, said in a widely quoted statement. According to a CNN Poll of Polls, Obama only has a 3 …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Wrecking Ball Tour’s last Jersey date is tonight! Share your favorite memories of the Boss.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will make their last Wrecking Ball Tour stop tonight at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Earlier this week, Freehold Patch posted a story asking residents to comment about what their favorite Springsteen memory was. Since Freehold is filled with dedicated fans we want to see how residents are enjoying the final few Wrecking Ball stops. Share your photos of you and your family and friends at the Wrecking Ball Tour or your favorite Springsteen concert by uploading them to this article.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Wrecking Ball Tour’s last Jersey dates are this weekend. Share your favorite memories of the Boss.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will make their last Wrecking Ball Tour stop in New Jersey this weekend with performances at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Freehold knows Bruce better than most, and we bet you’ve got some great stories to share. Let us know about your favorite Springsteen concert. What was happening in your life at the time? What made it so special? And if you have any photos of you and your family and friends at the Wrecking Ball Tour, upload them to this article.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Check out the photos of Bruce and his fans and read about where the sweet spots are if you ever want to listen to a Fenway concert and you don't have a ticket.
If you are a fan of The Boss like me, you know that not having tickets to his double header at Fenway Park is a wicked bummer. I was not alone in my quest to seek out the sweet spot on Van Ness Street, Yawkey Way or Landsdowne Street to hear Bruce and his mighty E Street Band serenade the crowd. Van Ness Street: Half of Van Ness Street was barricaded off near one of the large entrances to Fenway. The motorcycle cops, security guards and stadium workers were a dead giveaway that something was going to happen there. At around 5:30 p.m., a black SUV pulled up and out came The Boss himself. The adoring crowd pushed forwards to snap pictures, have autographs signed and shake hands with Bruce, who was laid back and beamed a warm smile. “I first …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A "Baby' Bruce Springsteen Look-Alike Contest will be held during The Learning Experience’s Summer Carnival on Aug. 16.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Bruce Springsteen tribute band will perform on Thursday, July 19.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Rising, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, has been selected to be the first and only tribute band to play in the Boss’ hometown at this week’s Downtown Freehold Thursday Concert Series. Being Bruce’s hometown, you would think that during the past twelve years of Downtown Freehold's Thursday Concert Series that at least one Bruce Springsteen tribute band would have made it onto the Concert Series Stage in front of The Hall of Records. However, none have passed the scrutiny that you would expect from the Downtown Freehold organizers, until now. The Rising has been chosen to be the first and only tribute band to play Downtown Freehold Thursday Concert Series. There was no plan or submission to play the Concert Series, in fact totally …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Amy Chiarello Barnett writes about one of the top 10 greatest nights of her life
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I have always loved the music of “The Boss” although I cannot take credit for being one of “those” fans. The die hards who know every album, can argue song lyrics and set lists and tour dates and such. But I am a born and bred Jersey girl, and when our most famous native plays his premier gig in the largest city in the state, (not to mention in our own backyard,) ... well, attention must be paid. On Wednesday night, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played for the first time at the Prudential Center in Newark. And I was there. My invitation to last night’s show came via my well-connected friend Kathy. Her late night text message asking “What are you doing tomorrow night?” set into motion one of the Top Ten All Time Greatest Nights of…
Monday, April 2, 2012
A West Deptford Patch columnist's story of how her brother, facing the biggest "wrecking ball" of his life, believes faith will be rewarded. Bruce Springsteen told him so.
“For the ones who had a notion, A notion deep inside, That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.” I remember a time, when I was a little girl, that my brother Mark was very sick. Mark was my first brother, and at the time the youngest in the family. We were born one-two-three, the tag team of myself and Gina born a year apart, and Mark coming a few years later. So at the time I’m remembering, he was about three or four, and I was in first or second grade. I don’t remember the details, or maybe I never knew them. I just remember getting off the bus from St. Patrick’s and rushing into the house to share my day. My mom, in a sharp voice, told me to hush. My brother was in her bedroom, sick, and Gina and I would have to be quiet that day. I…