On The Record: Bruce Springsteen

We are reaching way back this time, almost 40 years, to an interview with a 28 year-old Bruce Springsteen.

The year was 1978, and a pre-MTV J.J. Jackson was the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Expert” for KABC 7 in Los Angeles. Complete with his ‘70s era mustache, Jackson takes us backstage at the Forum on July 5th after Springsteen just spent over 3 hours rocking the house.

This is not only Springsteen’s very first TV interview, Jackson also shares exclusive footage from that night’s performance.

Caption: BListering- Springstein is joined by saxophonist Clarence Clemons on Forum stage.

July 5, 1978: Bruce Springstein is joined by saxophonist Clarence Clemons on Forum stage.
Credit: George Rose/Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

BONUS!
A decade later, “Weird Al” Yankovic sat down for a chat with Bruce (sort of) for this very insightful interview.

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