Saint in the City: 1949-1974
To understand Bruce Springsteen's songs you need to understand what shaped the man

Bruce Springsteen, the son of a prison guard and a secretary from small town America, has gone from being a shy, introverted loner to one of the most written about, most recorded and most recognisable musicians in history. But his story is not complete. In fact, it is not nearly complete.

This biography of Bruce Springsteen's early life, from his birth in 1949 until a career-changing interview with a university magazine in 1974, encompasses unique stories about his family life, early musical successes and struggles, his dedication to attaining his ultimate goal, and his drive towards musical perfection.

Based on in-depth research and interviews with those who were ultimately connected to Springsteen's life and career - including ex-managers, friends and band mates - and a cutting analysis, Springsteen: Saint In The City, 1949-1974 offers a unique insight into the early life of one of rock's greatest performers.
‘This romp through the roots of Bruce Springsteen’s story is no ordinary study …
absorbing … fastidious’
Q Magazine
‘A clear insight … the single greatest source of new information … a must for Springsteen fans’
Fireworks Magazine
Bruce Springsteen: Saint in the City, 1949-1974