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Springsteen Pt. 1 - Freehold Days

 

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born on Sept. 23, 1949. He was the first of three children (he had two younger sisters) to be born to Douglas and Adele Springsteen. Although he came into the world in a hospital in Long Branch, New Jersey, Springsteen grew up in Freehold, a small town of under 10,000 residents located in Monmouth County, about 15 miles west of the New Jersey shore and the coastal town of Asbury Park.

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"The Hard Stuff" - Wayne Kramer

The classic cover photo of Wayne Kramer blasting out a guitar solo as a member of the MC5 might give one the impression that his new memoir, The Hard Stuff, is an in-depth account of the legendary Detroit band. Although the MC5 understandably looms large, Kramer’s book is much more than just the story of the rise and fall of Michigan’s most notorious band.

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2018 Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Internet Hall of Fame Inductees

Six new members of the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Internet Hall of Fame were announced on June 1, 2018. In addition, the site also announced this year’s ten Legendary Michigan Songs.

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