“To celebrate Bruce Springsteen’s 60th birthday, my fine editors at The Star-Ledger and nj.com have asked me to come up with my 60 special Springsteen memories.
Bruce was born on Sept. 23, 1949 at Monmouth Memorial Hospital (now Monmouth Medical Center) in Long Branch. He grew up in Freehold. I’ve been a Springsteen fan since 1975 and saw my first show in 1976, so there’s a lot of memories and it was hard to cut it down to 60.
It’s quite long, so maybe read it a bit at a time.
Most of these shows/events I was at in person and if I wasn’t, I relived them through listening to recordings of the shows or watched the events on TV.
First of all, Happy Birthday Bruce! May we all be in as good as shape as you are at 60 and thank you for the great memories and I’m sure there’s plenty more to come.
The list is in chronological order. Enjoy.”