Bruce Springsteen released his 7th studio album on this day in 1984. In contrast to Nebraska, his sparse 1982 album which was largely recorded in a single session, Born In The U.S.A. took years to take its final form. Cover Me got recorded near the end of January 1982. The title song and five more of the albums twelve songs came together fairly quickly during three weeks of sessions at the Power Station studios in New York in the spring of 1982. Bobby Jean, No Surrender and My Hometown were recorded in October, 1983. Dancing in the Dark was a late addition that did not get written and recorded until mid February of 1984.
1953 Wings, Thunderclap Newman and Stone The Crows guitarist Jimmy McCulloch born.
1955 Danny Brown of The Fixx born.
1959 Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) graduates from Hibbing Minnesota high school.
1963 Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard born.
1964 Beatles open first European tour in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1966 Pete Quaife of the Kinks breaks his foot in a car wreck.
1966 Janis Joplin joins Big Brother and the Holding Company.
1967 Procol Harum makes live debut opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Seville Theater.
1969 Nicky Hopkins quits the Jeff Beck Group.
1974 David Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour opens in Montreal.
1979 Chuck Berry does a White House cooncert set for Jimmy Carter.
1979 Fleetwood Mac records Tusk with the USC Marching Band at Dodger Stadium.
1986 U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting open Amnesty International Tour in San Francisco.
1989 Ozzy Osbourne donates $15,000 to AIDS research.
1993 Kurt Cobain jailed after police break-up a disturbance with his wife over his gun collection.
1996 Metallica performs outside of record stores in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento the day Load is released.
1996 Crowded House announces break-up.
1997 Faces veteran Ronnie Lane dies of Pneumonia.
2013 Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna veteran Joey Covington dies in a car wreck.
2021 Billy Gibbons releases Hardware...