Tuesday marked 40 years since the release of Bruce Springsteen's iconic album, Born to Run. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Springsteen shared memories of making the LP; one of his reflections led him to Richmond:
"I lost the ability to hear it clearly, certainly towards the end of the production. After the long period of time we spent on it, I could only hear what was wrong with it or what I thought was weak with it. And also, the way we listened to the master was, we went downtown in Richmond, Virginia to the local stereo outlet and we asked the guy if we could play something on a stereo in the store. The guy made a big fuss and finally he sent us to the back of the store and we just put it on a record player that was on the shelf. Then we stood there in the middle of the store listening to the whole thing, attempting to judge what we thought of it."
The question looms: which "local stereo outlet" was Springsteen referring to? If you know, let us know.
"The Boss" isn't a stranger to RVA. In 2013, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University's graduation, and was spotted having dinner with his family at Mamma 'Zu in Oregon Hill. He also popped in to Bygones Vintage Clothing, posing with thrilled shop clerks. In earlier days, Springsteen and his band Steel Mill played at several Richmond clubs; in 2008, Springsteen played to an adoring audience at the Richmond Coliseum on his "Magic" tour.
Who's seen The Boss in RVA? Do you have any memories of him in our town? Post a comment here or share on our Facebook page.