Proud Chelsea is delighted to present Springsteen: The Turning Point 1977 - 1979, an exclusive collection of dynamic portraits of rock icon, Bruce Springsteen, taken by celebrated photographer Lynn Goldsmith.
Legendary artist, and currently embarking on his latest world tour, Bruce Springsteen is emblematic of timeless rock and roll. These rare, personal photographs - taken between 1977 and 1979 - provide an intimate glance at The Boss’ breakthrough years, before he reached his peak star status.
Over the last four decades, Lynn Goldsmith’s photographic contributions make her a rock legend in her own right. She has photographed Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson among other musical idols; the candid personal relationships Lynn developed with many of these artists, combined with her own unique creativity, have yielded her work iconic. Through her relentless energy, dedication, and technical skill, Goldsmith was able to capture rock icon Bruce Springsteen at the true turning point of his career, in a way no other photographer could.
Proud Chelsea is pleased to present this unique opportunity to step back in time and into the world of one of music’s true superstars. Coinciding with his much anticipated performance at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling on 14th July, this exclusive exhibition showcases a rare and unseen collection of personal portraits and stage shots from Springsteen’s glory days.
“Looking more at the man behind the music than the man behind the myth, The Promise may be one that’s more for the fans, who will undoubtedly gush over all the never-before-seen footage and unreleased songs performed by a 27-year-old Bruce. Fans will also be green to learn that, having detached his microphone from its stand at the end of friday night’s Q&A, Bruce jokingly invited anyone in the audience to come up to the stage for a ‘spanking’.”
Bruce and Diane started going out during summer ‘71 (she’d just graduated HS) ) but they split up in late ‘71 (which inspired “For You”- though it’s literal storyline is fiction)….they got back together in mid-72 and were together until early 1975 - she dumped Bruce, it was amicable though……then a couple/few months later Bruce met Karen Darvin.
Diane is the real “Sandy”…..she’s “Rosalita” too……she’s the girl in “Thundercrack”, she’s the ‘Crazy Janey’ in “Spirit In The Night” and she’s the ‘Terry’ in “Backstreets”.
“Unseen Springsteen - “Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen!” Exhibition Preview
First stop - New Orleans. Meyer The Hatter, 120 St. Charles Avenue. Family-owned and operated since 1894. Bruce picked out a cap with the help of Sam Meyer. It was bigger and floppier than the one he wore in the Born to Run album cover shoot.”