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Constitution Center Exhibit Spotlights ‘The Boss’

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An exhibit featuring personal memorabilia from rock-and-roll legend Bruce Springsteen opens Friday at the National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall.

The exhibit includes guitars, childhood photos, and the spiral notebooks on which Springsteen wrote the lyrics to rock anthems including “Born in the USA” and “Born to Run.”

The exhibit is on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  Curator Jim Henke says fans can even hear The Boss way before he was famous.

“We have some recordings of The Castiles, his first band that he joined when he was 14,” Henke tells KYW Newsradio.  “We have things from his audition for Columbia Records and things like that.  So there are a lot of things you can hear here that people haven’t heard before.”

Constitution Center CEO David Eisner says the exhibit points to fundamental connections between artists and Constitutional freedoms.  It runs through September 3rd.


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One Comment

  1. lawrence says:

    Are you planning on visiting the Bruce Springsteen Hall of Fame exhibit at the NCC in Philadelphia this year? This is a not to be missed event and I can tell you from personal experience it is fantastic! More details including how to Save on the cost of tickets here: Exhibit Opens Today

  2. Mary Lou Hughes says:

    Well you certainly aren’t a fan of Bruce. If you were, you’d know he’s all about freedom, the expression of it, the privilege of it, and the lack of it. Take some time and listen to him, you’ll be enlightened.

  3. Mama says:

    Ugh. What a dumb idea for an exhibit. Grow up Philadelphia. I expect better of the Constitution Center.

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