5. Bruce Springsteen: Where to begin with “The Boss”?
Let’s try Rolling Stone:
For nearly four decades Bruce Springsteen has been a working-class hero: a plainspoken visionary and a sincere romantic whose insights into everyday lives — especially in America’s small-town heartland — have earned comparisons to John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie. His belief in rock’s mythic past (and its potential) revitalized pop music and made Springsteen a superstar in the Eighties. He maintained his enormous popularity into the 21st century, when he became even more of an outspoken political activist.
In 2012, Springsteen threw himself behind President Obama, most famously warming up the crowd for him in Madison, Wisconsin. Springsteen also played at Obama’s final two events of the campaign — in Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines, Iowa. From 1979, at his first-ever political concert appearance to protest nuclear power, through a surprise appearance with a single song alongside Jackson Browne at a 750,000-person nuclear freeze rally in Central Park, and numerous Amnesty International concerts, to his involvement in the 2012 election, Springsteen has stuck to his liberal leanings. He is the real thing!
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