It was a rough start for this soon to be superstar as 'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' as it was Bruce's lowest charting album coming in at #60.

'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' LP, Wikipedia

Down the road Bruce Springsteen would make a name for himself and make a major impact in rock genre. He had 14 albums that would be released that hit #5 on the charts yet eight of those owned the #1 spot.

The album did spotlight Bruce's talented songwriting skills and singing ability with singles like, "Blinded by the Light" andSpirit in the Night."

Bruce Springsteen 2013, YouTube

 

 

 

 

Original LP Track List:

  1. "Blinded by the Light"
  2. "Grown' Up"
  3. "Mary Queen of Arkansas"
  4. "Does the Bus Stop at 82nd Street"
  5. "Lost in the Flood"

Side 2

  1. "The Angel"
  2. "For You"
  3. "Spirit in the Night"
  4. It's hard to Be a Saint in the City"

Released in the U.S. and U.K. January 5th, 1973 and charted at #60 (U.S.) and #41 (U.K.).

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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Bruce Springsteen performing, "Blinded by the Light", (Audio with great pictures):