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Night owl chat – Greatest rock n roll album of the 70s

Which one do I think is the greatest album? Why, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”, of course.

I’ve listened to a lot of music from the 1970s. Most of it is of excellent quality. But “Born to Run” has a sweep and an ambition which is hard to match. Bruce chronicled the lives of the down and out, the hopeless dreamers, the melancholic and the nostalgic. And he did it with a music which was dynamic, powerful, almost symphonic. He had the music in his head, and it would get out by hook or by crook. And poetry flowed from his pen.

So, a few selections from the album to take you into Sunday morning.

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Thunder Road

Born to Run

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Mar
14

Ukraine crisis in tweets

Today in Ukraine news on Twitter.

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Chat Away

President Obama talks on the telephone with President Francois Hollande of France to discuss the situation in Ukraine, in Key Largo, Florida, March 8 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Mar
14

Aretha

In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul, March 6, 2014




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