Bruce Springsteen Fast Facts

Here's a look into the life of 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 two 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.

1994 - Wins an Academy Award for Original Song for "The Streets of Philadelphia."

March 15, 1999 - Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December 10, 2009 - Receives the Kennedy Center Honors.