Which musician is known for his work with the E Street Band?

And the answer: Bruce Springsteen.

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Born in 1949, Bruce Springsteen is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter who has released 20 studio albums, many of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Known to his fans as The Boss, his breakout 1975 record, Born to Run, is still popular today, and includes themes of working-class America.    

Raised on '60s AM radio, Springsteen was deeply influenced by the rock & roll legends which preceded him. Whether it was the initial blast from the '50s, the mini-symphonies from the days before the Beatles or the garage rockers that surfaced in the wake of the British Invasion, Springsteen's many musical inspirations could all be heard within his wild collective of the E Street Band. The E Street Band debuted on his second album, 1973's The Wild The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, and went on to support him through most of his career.

Springsteen's 1975 album Born to Run was the first to put the artist on the map. Greeted with enthusiastic reviews from critics and fans alike, Springsteen spent the following years touring and working on his most popular album, Born in the U.S.A. The 1984 album turned the nationwide star into an international success, with over 15 million units sold. The album hit number one, amassing seven Top Ten hits ("Dancing in the Dark," which earned Springsteen his first Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, "Cover Me," "Born in the U.S.A.," "I'm on Fire," "Glory Days," "I'm Goin' Down," and "My Hometown"), and raising Springsteen to the ranks alongside other legends like Michael Jackson and Prince.

Learn more about the rock & roll legend here.


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