According to the New York Times, this week marks the 43rd anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." I might have to blast some Springsteen on my
If you, too, feel like celebrating "The Boss," the library has dozens of CDs, documentaries, biographies, and even musical scores here for you. Prospector can help with getting Springsteen's debut album, but DPL has my favorites, Born to Run and Working on a Dream. Can you hear me? ("Outlaw Pete." Working on a Dream. 2009.)
But what if you want to learn more about Bruce Springsteen, or any other famous person, without coming in to the library? Gale Virtual Reference Library has biographies about celebrities, athletes, politicians, and more. For different perspectives on Springsteen's life so far, check out these articles from the Encyclopedia of World Biography, Contemporary Musicians, and Class in America: An Encyclopedia. "Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything." ("Badlands." Darkness On The Edge Of Town. 1978.)
Need even more biographies? Check out the Biography and Genealogy Master Index. You can search the index for a name and it will tell you which books contain entries about the person. You can always Ask Us for help locating the articles.
Want to learn more about Springsteen's home state? You can use the CultureGrams database to find information about countries, Canadian provinces, and U.S. states. The New Jersey report gives the state's history, economy, and, of course, famous people. Springsteen gets top billing, along with Queen Latifah, Frank Sinatra, and Meryl Streep. I guess all that "working on a dream" paid off.