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Springsteen, Bruce

Last of the New Dylans, so touted in 1973, he finally met Dylan in 1975 and inducted him into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. They finally played together at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers gig in March 1990.

Clinton Heylin:"Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades, a Biography"


Record companies often like to tout verbally imaginative young songwriters as "the new Bob Dylan", which is a phrase now widely regarded as the kiss of death. Although Columbia pushed his "Greetings" debut as a "Dylan"-styled album because of its astonishing verbosity, Springsteen was a rocker from the beginning. "Nebraska" is a great statement of rock & roll pessimism, which also serves as a challenge to Springsteen's audience (in the fashion of Bob Dylan in the Sixties)...

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