Last night, Bruce Springsteen kicked off The River tour at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh and opened the show with a few words in remembrance of David Bowie and a rousing cover of “Rebel Rebel” from 1974’s Diamond Dogs. Continue reading →
Of the dozens of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band shows in Philly over the years, many are legend. The Main Point shows from 1973-1975 that earned the rocker high marks in Philly, one of the first cities around the country that embraced his music. Then there are the four shows he played at the Tower Theatre – December 27, 28, 30, 31 – in 1975 that were epic. Continue reading →
This week WXPN is putting the spotlight on The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a collection of recordings from The Boss’s ‘The River‘ era. The River was Springsteen’s and the E Street Band’s double album opus that followed 1978’s Darkness On The Edge of Town.
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection features 52 songs on 4 CDs with previously unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. The collection also include “The Ties That Bind,” on one DVD, 60-minute documentary that features an interview with Springsteen reflecting on the time when wrote and and recorded The River. Additionally, the collection includes a show recorded in Tempe, Arizona from 1980,” and 1980 River Tour rehearsals held in Lititz, PA. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered to yourself: “What kind of Philadelphian am I?” Well, The Pew Research Center has found a way to categorize Philadelphians based on their opinions & feelings about the city, rather than where they fall in any demographic category. Check it out & take the survey & see where you fit in. Continue reading →