(CNN) -- Here's a look into the life of American musician and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
Personal: Birth date: September 23, 1949
Birth place: Freehold, New Jersey
Birth name: Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Father: Douglas Springsteen, a bus driver
Mother: Adele (Zerilli) Springsteen, a legal secretary
Marriages: Patti Scialfa (June 8, 1991 - present); Julianne Phillips (May 13, 1985 - March 1, 1989, divorce)
Children: with Patti Scialfa: Sam, January 5, 1994; Jessica, December 30, 1991; Evan, July 25, 1990
Education: Attended Ocean County Community College for one semester, 1967
Other Facts: Known as "The Boss."
Has played with the E Street Band on and off since the early seventies.
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, has won once
Nominated for 46 Grammy Awards, has won 20 times
Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, has won twice.
Timeline: 1965 - Springsteen became the lead guitarist in the band "The Castiles". He would later become the group's lead singer.
1969-1971 - Performs in the band Child
1972 - Signs a record deal with Columbia Records and releases debut album, "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." The album is recorded with members of what would eventually become the E Street Band.
October 10, 1975 - Springsteen appears on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines at the same time, a rare honor previously only held by world leaders.
March 15, 1999 - Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
December 10, 2009 - Receives the Kennedy Center Honors.