On This Day, 1971. Bruce Springsteen played the final show with Steel Mill

On the 23rd of January, 1971. “Steel Mill“ played their final show at the Upstage Club, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Singer Bruce Springsteen formed new bands during the rest of the year known under such names as the Bruce Springsteen Jam, Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, and the Bruce Springsteen Band.

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released twenty studio albums, many of which feature his backing band the E Street Band. He is one of the originators of the heartland rock style of music, combining mainstream rock musical style with narrative songs about working class American life. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic, socially conscious lyrics and energetic stage performances, sometimes lasting up to four hours in length. He has been nicknamed “the Boss”.

Cover photo: Bruce Springsteen at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Canada on July 24, 1984. Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images

Born to Run is the third studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records. The album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200, selling six million copies in the United States. Two singles were released: Born to Run and Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out. The first one helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity.


Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)

Born to Run (1975)

Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

The River (1980)

Nebraska (1982)

Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Tunnel of Love (1987)

Human Touch (1992)

Lucky Town (1992)

The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)

The Rising (2002)

Devils & Dust (2005)

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)

Magic (2007)

Working on a Dream (2009)

Wrecking Ball (2012)

High Hopes (2014)

Western Stars (2019)

Letter to You (2020)