Bruce Springsteen Through the Years (Photos)

Bruce Springsteen hits the big 6-5 on September 23. See photos of the rocker from around the world, across the decades.

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Bruce Springsteen, The Boss himself, turns 65 on September 23. See photos of the rocker from around the world, across the decades.

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Springsteen, circa 1973.

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Performing, 1975.


In concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, August 21, 1978.

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Performing, circa 1970.

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Duet with a saxophonist, 1970.

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In concert in Toronto, January 20, 1981.

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 29, 1984.

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Performing “Born in the U.S.A.” on the last stop of his world tour at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in late September 1985. 


Singing with Patti Scialfa before a crowd of 60,000 people in Madrid, Spain, on August 3, 1988. 

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Holding the Oscar presented to him by Whitney Houston at the 66th annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1994. Springsteen won Original Song for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie Philadelphia.

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Performing at a rally opposing “Prop 209,” a California law that barred the government from considering race or sexual identity in hiring, in front of the Federal building in Los Angeles in 1996.

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Performing with the E Street Band during a tour to promote Working on a Dream at Zorrilla Stadium in Valladolid, Spain, August 1, 2009.

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At the premiere of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town during the fifth Rome International Film Festival on November 1, 2010.

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Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2012, in New York City.

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Performing with the E Street Band during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 22, 2013.


Performing with the E Street Band during a concert at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway on April 29, 2013.