Thursdays September 16 – October 21, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
“…Last Thursday, I saw my rock’n’roll past flash before my eyes. I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time…” Jon Landau, 1974.
Landau would go on to become Bruce’s manager. He didn’t believe Springsteen’s music was simply retro soul and rock and roll, but that he took his musical influences, i.e. Presley, Berry, Orbison, Spector and Dylan, and formed his own distinctive sound.
Springsteen didn’t reinvent rock and roll; he made his own stamp and developed his own signature. Just as you can listen to any Berry song and say, “that’s the Chuck Berry sound,” you can listen to a Bruce song and say, “that’s the Springsteen sound.”
Pete Elman presents his latest course chronologically in six distinct periods in the life and career of Bruce Springsteen, now 72, from his birth in 1949 to the present, celebrating 50 years–and counting–in what may be the most remarkable career in rock and roll.