The house where Bruce Springsteen wrote 'Born to Run' is up for sale
Devoted Bruce Springsteen fans now have a shot at living in the house where the artist wrote perhaps his greatest album, 1975’s Born to Run. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom Long Branch, New Jersey home that the Boss occupied in 1974 and 1975 is listed on real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia for a smooth $299,000.
The property’s current owners purchased the 828-square-foot building in 2008 with hopes of creating a museum-style tribute to Springsteen, according to local news station WPIX. “Since then there has been some lifestyle changes or life changes for the owners,” the house’s broker George Holder told the station. “What they want to do now is hopefully find somebody that has the same vision as they had.”
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Two tenants currently live at the home, which was built in 1920 and rests two blocks from the beach. “We get people all the time that show up on our porch asking to take pictures and everything else,” tenant Rob Garrison told WPIX.
Springsteen once told Rolling Stone that he composed many of the piano parts for Born to Run classics on “a little old Aeolian piano sitting in the front of my living room” at the New Jersey home. In the book Icons of Rock, Springsteen added that he’d “written the lyrics sitting on the edge of my bed in this shack in Long Branch, New Jersey, thinking ‘Here I come, world!'”