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Bruce Springsteen Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 10:15 PM EDT, Tue June 25, 2013

(CNN) -- Here's a look into the life of American musician and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

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.

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.