Library Rock's Backpages

Bruce Springsteen: Talking To The Boss

Adam Sweeting, Vox, September 1992

FOLKLORE TELLS us there was a time, about 25 years ago, when meeting the stars was a simple matter. You just had to hang out at The Marquee, and before long you'd find yourself propping up a bar with Jimi Hendrix, or sharing a spliff with a Beatle. If you were really lucky and you bought them enough drinks (stars never have any money), they'd invite you to pop down to the studios to hear a rough mix of a work in progress – Sergeant Pepper or somesuch – and you might even end up shaking a maracca or sing-ing "ooooh" on the chorus.

Total word count of piece: 959

Not yet registered to read this free article? Enter your email address in the first field below and we'll send you a password to read all free articles on Rock's Backpages. Once you've received it, please login using the same email address (as your username) plus the password you've been sent, using the LOGIN form below.

If you've registered (or are an RBP subscriber), you don't need to request a new password. Simply enter your email address and password in the LOGIN form below...



For full access to all RBP articles, click here to subscribe.

The email we send will come from the address If you don't receive the message please be sure to check any spam filters you may have in place.