Author: Bruce Springsteen

Native son Bruce Springsteen muses about how the Garden State has shaped his music and his life.

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Bruce Down South

October 12, 2010

It is every New Jerseyan’s birthright to adore Bruce Springsteen; but down here in South Jersey we like to claim at least a little piece of the legend for ourselves.

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London Calling Bruce

March 5, 2008

British writer influenced by Bruce Springsteen - New Jersey Monthly - The Best of Jersey. Sarfraz Manzoor, a British Muslim, publishes a tribute to the one man who helped him reconcile his conflicting backgrounds and cope with a rocky relationship with his father: none other than Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen.

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Envleope, Please…

February 8, 2008

Plenty of New Jersey musicians are hot this month—no doubt sweating it out while awaiting the opening of the Grammy envelopes. And the nominees (with their sometime Garden State hometowns) are:

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This month we look back at Bruce Springsteen’s March 1999 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1984 release of Born in the U.S.A. had clinched Springsteen’s status as a rock ’n’ roll legend.

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Shore Lore: Music Man

February 4, 2008

Three years after Moses Septytor was born in 1925, his parents, fleeing anti-Semitism and seeking opportunity, left their native Poland. The family settled in Newark, where Moses, a good student, graduated from a yeshiva.

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Best of Jersey

December 20, 2007

We in the Garden State need to start demanding more. Here are a bunch who deliver.

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I hated Bruce Springsteen. I know it’s heresy to say that, especially in the pages of this magazine, but it’s finally out there.

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If he weren’t on this list, the legendary mayor of Jersey City and boss of Hudson County surely would have found a way, even from the great beyond, to exact retribution from the wards. Hague was the most powerful New Jersey politician during the New Deal, a man Franklin Roosevelt took care to cultivate.

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At 59, “Southside” Johnny Lyon relaxes by selling vintage vinyl at record fairs, but when he cuts loose at night with his Asbury Jukes, he leaves no doubt the Shore sound is alive and well.

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