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Springsteen’s live shows were rapidly becoming an open secret that hipsters couldn’t afford to miss, and one who didn’t was the highly respected Jon Landau, a contributor to Rolling Stone magazine based in Boston, Massachusetts. I hated it! With an astonishing 9 months to go before the album saw the light of day, and with no confirmed album release date, various radio stations in the US began to play Born To Run. The gospel, anthemic feel of the song will inspire a “big choir” sound, no matter how large or small the choir. This led to a torrent of bands that followed in the sixties, not only The Beatles but The Hollies, Rolling Stones and many more. In the book Songs, Springsteen commented: ‘One day I was… working on some song ideas, and the words ‘born to run’ came into my head. And then I felt the sores on my thighs where I had been pounding my hands in time for the entire concert and knew that the answer was yes.’Rolling Stone and other papers were soon trumpeting Landau’s endorsement.
On this day in history, music, sport, film and television. We were not in it to get any particular song on the radio. The flamboyant Mercury sung with an incisive sense of rhythm, he was able to glide effortlessly from one register to another. Mercury died of bronchopneumonia on November 24th, 1991 aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive. What happened on this day in the music world. Bruce’s friend, guitarist Steve Van Zandt, a veteran of early Springsteen bands and who joined the E Street Band during the album sessions, now laughs at the thought of it. Landau later stated, ‘We knew exactly what we wanted, we were not in it to do something average. Famous birthdays in music for the 12th of June. This Day In Music’s Guide To Queen. Music events, musician birthdays and deaths on this day in music history. Our archives are fully searchable and contain over 29,000 music related entries. Dial in a date and click the button to find out what record was No.1 on the day you were born. By