MUSIC: A Jersey Guy–Bruce Springsteen

How many of you know Springsteen’s music?  If you lived at the Jersey shore where I live, everyone there knows him.  He’s  “The Boss.”  He has had an enormous impact on popular music, and when he introduced his new album “The Rising,” he did it on the beach in Asbury Park, right next to where I live.

That day in 2002, the Today Show was coming live from the oceanfront  there.  Katie Couric was present and so was Danny DeVito.   I grabbed my camera and rode over on the bike. There was huge crowd, and big TV lights were set up on the beach.  Katie waded into the water, and a big crowd followed. Danny DeVito was wearing a “Jersey Films” T-shirt. He’s also a Jersey guy.

Katie Couric on the beach at Asbury Park, NJ for the debut of Springsteen's "The Rising" in 2002. Paul Goldfinger photo

This is Bruce Springsteen performing “Waitin’ On a Sunny Day.”

“It’s rainin’ but there ain’t  a cloud in the sky.

Musta been a tear from your eye.

Everything’ll be OK.”