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New Springsteen Book Examines Early Years

springsteen-craig-stathamThere have been plenty of books on Bruce Springsteen, but the latest, from author Craig Statham is the first to focus entirely on The Boss’ formative years.

Springsteen – Saint in the City: 1949-1974 covers the genealogy of the Springsteen family, his relationship with his father, relationships with his managers, the development of his sound, his fight for support from Columbia records, and more.

The book starts in 1949, the year Springsteen was born, and covers his life and career up until 1974 – the year before his breakthrough album Born To Run was released. Interviewees include Frank Marziotti, Cynthia Sherman, Gary Pulz, Alan Merrill, Edward Sanders, Marion Vinyard, Ken Field, Albee Tellone, Joe McHugh, Frank P. ‘Flash’ Craig, Sam McKeith, Mike Appel, Bob Spitz, Kip Cohen, Dick Wingate, Randy Whited, and more.

Springsteen – Saint In The City: 1949-1974 is available now from


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