- Title: Bruce Springsteen greets fans as new memoir is released
- Date: 28th September 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WALKING TO STAGE SPRINGSTEEN WALKING ON STAGE CROWD WAITING VARIOUS OF SPRINGSTEEN GREETING FANS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN LINE OUTSIDE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMY BELECKAS, SPRINGSTEEN FAN, SAYING: "I hugged him and I said, 'Thank you for being who you are.' And then he thanked me. So he's a great person." (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL BELECKAS, SPRINGSTEEN FAN, SAYING: "I was speechless. I just said, 'Thanks Boss.'" (SOUNDBITE) (English) SHELDON KAY, SPRINGSTEEN FAN, SAYING: "It was a thrill meeting him - big inspiration, big fan." KAY SHOWING SPRINGSTEEN AUTOGRAPH (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHELLE LASIW, SPRINGSTEEN FAN, SAYING: "There is it. There's his signature. I've been waiting since 1978 to see this man. It was awesome." SIGN IN WINDOW ADVERTISING SPRINGSTEEN APPEARANCE
- Embargoed: 13th October 2016 20:18
- Keywords: Bruce Springsteen book music autobiography Born To Run
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00151HEOGP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Fans waited for hours in a line that reached around a Manhattan city block for a chance to see Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday (September 28).
Springsteen greeted fans inside a Barnes & Noble bookstore one day after his 528 page hardcover autobiography titled "Born to Run" was published.
The new book details how Springsteen's personal struggles inspired his music, including his classic 1975 hit "Born to Run."
It took the musician seven years to write the memoir according to its publisher Simon & Schuster.
Inside the bookstore, Springsteen hugged, shook hands and took photographs with his fans.
"I hugged him and I said, 'Thank you for being who you are.' And then he thanked me. So he's a great person," said Amy Beleckas.
"I was speechless. I just said, 'Thanks Boss'," added Paul Beleckas.
"There is it. There's his signature. I've been waiting since 1978 to see this man. It was awesome," said Michelle Lasiw after waiting "a few hours" in line before meeting Springsteen.
New Jersey-born Springsteen and his E Street band have become one of the most iconic U.S. rock bands in the past 40 years, releasing music like "Born in the U.S.A." and "Glory Days" that capture the dreams and disappointments of ordinary working Americans.
He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, won 20 Grammy awards and an Oscar.
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