Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Greatly Appreciated

The E Street Band  is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen’s primary backing band since 1972.  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.  When not working with Springsteen, members of the band have recorded solo material and have pursued successful careers as session musicians, record producers, songwriters, actors, and other roles in entertainment.  The most well known in their separate careers are drummer Max Weinberg, who has led his own band, first on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, from 1993 to 2010; and guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who has also worked as an actor.  (More from Wikipedia)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band stalwart Steven Van Zandt now hosts a show on Sirius XM satellite radio called Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where Kim Fowley regularly appeared.  He released a statement about his death:  “Kim Fowley is a big loss to me.  A good friend.  One of a kind.  He’d been everywhere, done everything, knew everybody.  He was working in the Underground Garage until last week.  We should all have as full a life.  I wanted DJs that could tell stories first person.  He was the ultimate realization of that concept.  Rock Gypsy DNA.  Reinventing himself whenever he felt restless.  Which was always.  One of the great characters of all time.  Irreplaceable.”


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Last edited: March 22, 2021