27 Years Ago In TIME

With The Rising, Bruce Springsteen delivers his first studio album backed by the E Street Band in 15 years. In 1975, with the release of Born to Run, a cover story hailed the KID FROM NEW JERSEY.

The money is starting to flow in now: Springsteen takes home $350 a week...[He] lives sometimes with his girl friend Karen Darvin, 20, a freckled, leggy model from Texas, in a small apartment on Manhattan's East Side. More frequently, he is down on the Jersey shore, where he has just moved into more comfortable--but not lavish--quarters, and bought his first decent hi-fi rig....

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