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Bruce Springsteen Controversy: Why Bruce Springsteen’s Supporters Have Turned Against Him

Bruce Springsteen Controversy: Why So Many Fans Turned Against Bruce Springsteen examines how his popularity shifted in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen was a 20th-century rock legend. He had dedicated fans. Bruce lost several fans in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen’s popularity has never changed so radically. I’ll explain.

Bruce Springsteen became a cult artist with the 1973 releases of Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey and The Wild Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Born to Run, released in 1975, made Bruce Springsteen a rock sensation. Only he appeared on Time and Newsweek in the same week. His future manager John Landau said Bruce Springsteen represents rock’s future.

After Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen concerts were tough to acquire. Bruce Springsteen published Darkness On the Edge of Town three years after Born to Run, following court fights with former manager Mike Apple. The Darkness on the Edge of Town mail-order tour followed that record. Each year, Springsteen’s popularity grew. In 1980, when he released The River, he continued to perform to sold-out crowds, leaving millions hoping they could obtain a ticket.

Bruce Springsteen’s first six albums were about teenage angst and rebellion. Twenty-something artist wrote them. Long-lived artist. Bruce Springsteen’s River album dealt with marriage and divorce. He wrote nothing political. Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album showed a historical and politically conscious musician.

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Born in the U.S.A. was inspired by his political consciousness and memories of growing up in the 1960s and witnessing friends and neighbors go to Vietnam. Millions of fans mistook “Born in the U.S.A.” for a patriotic song. Reagan misinterpreted “Born in the U.S.A.” Fans who read the words knew it was a protest song. Bruce Springsteen surpassed Elvis Presley in 1984. Or so USA Today News’s main page asked. Springsteen sold out stadiums worldwide. He was a popular musician. Thousands chanted Born in the U.S. in stadiums. A gung-ho flag-waver not seeing what Bruce Springsteen was singing.

Bruce Springsteen set established philanthropic foundations outside his Born in U.S.A. concerts. He traveled cities promoting food banks. He provided to charity and helped the poor, underprivileged, and Vietnam Veterans. Bruce Springsteen has become a formidable force in the music industry and a change-maker.

His message was misunderstood by millions, so he ultimately sought to fade into the background. With a failing marriage, he disappeared for a few years and released an album on the anguish of love and the disappointments of growing up, being married, and seeing it all fall apart. His popularity had diminished, but he was still huge. No show tickets were available.

Bruce Springsteen staged philanthropic performances in the 1990s. Bruce Springsteen changed in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen, frustrated by the George Bush administration’s theft of American freedoms in the early 2000s, began campaigning for John Kerry, who was running against Bush for a second term. Bruce Springsteen’s support for John Kerry upset his Republican followers. Many of these Republican supporters may have joined the Bruce Springsteen bandwagon during Born in the USA, and some may have done so earlier. History tells us there were many, but we can’t name them.

Bruce Springsteen’s followers thought he should stick to music and avoid politics. Should artists be political or just entertain? Many didn’t understand Bruce Springsteen was a 60s adolescent. Bruce Springsteen idolized Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, and other protest singers and composers. These tunes influenced a young Bruce Springsteen. When it came his turn to speak up against a government he considered was out of control, he took action.

Bruce Springsteen’s pledge to change failed with John Kerry’s election. Bruce Springsteen faced a massive backlash. Millions of fans would never forget Springsteen on stage with John Kerry fighting a President (Bush) they liked and a manner of life they liked. Bruce Springsteen’s backing of yet another Democrat has angered fans over the years. Springsteen’s support for Kerry wasn’t the only reason supporters turned against him.

Bruce Springsteen’s song American Skin (41 Shots), written in protest of the death of Amadou Diallo, enraged law enforcement and their families and friends earlier in the decade. The victim was shot 41 times by NYPD after they mistook his wallet for a weapons. When the song was released, stadium security begged Springsteen not to play it. All the cops turned their backs on Springsteen during the song.

Bruce Springsteen Controversy

Many in law enforcement never forgave Springsteen for harsh songs about them when they were defending themselves. Bruce Springsteen’s politics and social problems drove off supporters over time. Bruce Springsteen didn’t appear bothered by any of this. When he was on top of the world in 1984 and could have made millions more with a comparable album, he followed his heart and creative ambitions instead of the cash sign.

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When he saw injustice, he protested in song and deed. If you don’t think artists should write about politics or injustice, you shouldn’t listen to Bob Dylan or most of 1960s music. It’s your right to not want an artist to go political. We all choose who to listen to and what to think; it’s freedom that should be cherished globally. Shame.

Bruce Springsteen Early Life

Long Branch, New Jersey-native Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949 in Freehold, New Jersey. His two younger sisters are his siblings. Springsteen was educated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, where he was raised as a Catholic. He attributes much of his musical inspiration to his background. Elvis Presley, who he watched on “The Ed Sullivan Show” when he was seven years old, sparked his earliest love in music. Springsteen failed the physical examination for the United States draft because of a concussion he sustained as a teenager in a motorbike accident. As a result, he did not serve in the Vietnam War.

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Bruce Springsteen Controversy: Why Bruce Springsteen’s Supporters Have Turned Against Him

Bruce Springsteen Controversy: Why So Many Fans Turned Against Bruce Springsteen examines how his popularity shifted in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen was a 20th-century rock legend. He had dedicated fans. Bruce lost several fans in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen’s popularity has never changed so radically. I’ll explain.

Bruce Springsteen became a cult artist with the 1973 releases of Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey and The Wild Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Born to Run, released in 1975, made Bruce Springsteen a rock sensation. Only he appeared on Time and Newsweek in the same week. His future manager John Landau said Bruce Springsteen represents rock’s future.

After Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen concerts were tough to acquire. Bruce Springsteen published Darkness On the Edge of Town three years after Born to Run, following court fights with former manager Mike Apple. The Darkness on the Edge of Town mail-order tour followed that record. Each year, Springsteen’s popularity grew. In 1980, when he released The River, he continued to perform to sold-out crowds, leaving millions hoping they could obtain a ticket.

Bruce Springsteen’s first six albums were about teenage angst and rebellion. Twenty-something artist wrote them. Long-lived artist. Bruce Springsteen’s River album dealt with marriage and divorce. He wrote nothing political. Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album showed a historical and politically conscious musician.

Also Read: Today Horoscope 7 June 2022: Daily Horoscope Update

Born in the U.S.A. was inspired by his political consciousness and memories of growing up in the 1960s and witnessing friends and neighbors go to Vietnam. Millions of fans mistook “Born in the U.S.A.” for a patriotic song. Reagan misinterpreted “Born in the U.S.A.” Fans who read the words knew it was a protest song. Bruce Springsteen surpassed Elvis Presley in 1984. Or so USA Today News’s main page asked. Springsteen sold out stadiums worldwide. He was a popular musician. Thousands chanted Born in the U.S. in stadiums. A gung-ho flag-waver not seeing what Bruce Springsteen was singing.

Bruce Springsteen set established philanthropic foundations outside his Born in U.S.A. concerts. He traveled cities promoting food banks. He provided to charity and helped the poor, underprivileged, and Vietnam Veterans. Bruce Springsteen has become a formidable force in the music industry and a change-maker.

His message was misunderstood by millions, so he ultimately sought to fade into the background. With a failing marriage, he disappeared for a few years and released an album on the anguish of love and the disappointments of growing up, being married, and seeing it all fall apart. His popularity had diminished, but he was still huge. No show tickets were available.

Bruce Springsteen staged philanthropic performances in the 1990s. Bruce Springsteen changed in the 2000s. Bruce Springsteen, frustrated by the George Bush administration’s theft of American freedoms in the early 2000s, began campaigning for John Kerry, who was running against Bush for a second term. Bruce Springsteen’s support for John Kerry upset his Republican followers. Many of these Republican supporters may have joined the Bruce Springsteen bandwagon during Born in the USA, and some may have done so earlier. History tells us there were many, but we can’t name them.

Bruce Springsteen’s followers thought he should stick to music and avoid politics. Should artists be political or just entertain? Many didn’t understand Bruce Springsteen was a 60s adolescent. Bruce Springsteen idolized Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, and other protest singers and composers. These tunes influenced a young Bruce Springsteen. When it came his turn to speak up against a government he considered was out of control, he took action.

Bruce Springsteen’s pledge to change failed with John Kerry’s election. Bruce Springsteen faced a massive backlash. Millions of fans would never forget Springsteen on stage with John Kerry fighting a President (Bush) they liked and a manner of life they liked. Bruce Springsteen’s backing of yet another Democrat has angered fans over the years. Springsteen’s support for Kerry wasn’t the only reason supporters turned against him.

Bruce Springsteen’s song American Skin (41 Shots), written in protest of the death of Amadou Diallo, enraged law enforcement and their families and friends earlier in the decade. The victim was shot 41 times by NYPD after they mistook his wallet for a weapons. When the song was released, stadium security begged Springsteen not to play it. All the cops turned their backs on Springsteen during the song.

Bruce Springsteen Controversy

Many in law enforcement never forgave Springsteen for harsh songs about them when they were defending themselves. Bruce Springsteen’s politics and social problems drove off supporters over time. Bruce Springsteen didn’t appear bothered by any of this. When he was on top of the world in 1984 and could have made millions more with a comparable album, he followed his heart and creative ambitions instead of the cash sign.

Also Read: Wordle Answer June 7 2022: Daily Wordle Answer & Hints #6

When he saw injustice, he protested in song and deed. If you don’t think artists should write about politics or injustice, you shouldn’t listen to Bob Dylan or most of 1960s music. It’s your right to not want an artist to go political. We all choose who to listen to and what to think; it’s freedom that should be cherished globally. Shame.

Bruce Springsteen Early Life

Long Branch, New Jersey-native Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949 in Freehold, New Jersey. His two younger sisters are his siblings. Springsteen was educated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, where he was raised as a Catholic. He attributes much of his musical inspiration to his background. Elvis Presley, who he watched on “The Ed Sullivan Show” when he was seven years old, sparked his earliest love in music. Springsteen failed the physical examination for the United States draft because of a concussion he sustained as a teenager in a motorbike accident. As a result, he did not serve in the Vietnam War.

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