‘Born To Run’ – Bruce Springsteen

“I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” – Jon Landau, May 9, 1974.

In May of 1974, Bruce Springsteen was still one of hundreds of young rock musicians looking to make it big. He had a record contract but the albums were uneven, they didn’t translate to the sensational live performances he was churning out to his small but loyal following.

But, on May 9, 1974, influential rock music critic Jon Landau saw Springsteen perform at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge and was captivated. Of Springsteen’s concert he wrote: “On a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time…”

With the help of Landau, Springsteen released ‘Born to Run’ in 1975 and it was the first of his records to go platinum.

From ‘Thunder Road’, to ‘Backstreets’, and the seminal ‘Born to Run’, join us as we look back at the stories of ‘Born to Run’ and the lived human condition which makes this album timeless.

On Friday, August 25th @ 6 p.m. join Robin LaRose as he takes you back to 1975 with Bruce Springsteen and ‘Born to Run’ – only on Rock 101 – Vancouver’s Greatest Hits.

Side one
1. “Thunder Road”
2. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
3. “Night”
4. “Backstreets”

Side two
5. “Born to Run”
6. “She’s the One”
7. “Meeting Across the River”
8. “Jungleland”