Music: 'Round the World, a Boss Boom

Springsteen is rock's spirit in the night

All that fame, all of a sudden. What was it all about? Even back then, Bruce Springsteen was too smart to try to find out. Except one time.

It was in Memphis, after a concert in 1976. Springsteen and a couple of pals made a midnight pilgrimage out to Graceland, where rock's first real King still dwelled. Outside those gates, a certain madness took hold. The Boss wanted to meet Elvis, and he made a sudden, sprung-loose, solo commando raid on the sacred fortress. He was grabbed and turned back, and it was then, as he still likes to tell it,...

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