Springsteen archive plans ‘Greetings From Asbury Park’ symposium at Monmouth U.

greetings from asbury park symposium

The cover of Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 album, “Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J..

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen’s debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch will present a symposium about it, Jan. 7.

It will be titled “The 50th Anniversary: Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J” and include panel discussions, interviews, a performance of the album’s songs by Jersey Shore musicians and more.

Among the symposium participants will be album contributors and original E Street Band members Garry Tallent, David Sancious and Vini Lopez, along with former Springsteen manager Mike Appel.

In a press release, Eileen Chapman, director of the archives and center, said ““This event kicks off a series of 50th anniversary events that will bring attention to Springsteen’s earliest accomplishments in the recording studio and contextualize the historical importance of each. This symposium is the first of many coming down the road.”

A mini-documentary on the making of the album, which will include an interview with Springsteen, will be screened.

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. in the university’s Great Hall Auditorium. Admission is $50 (which includes lunch) and advance registration is required at mpv.tickets.com.

The archive’s website is at springsteenarchives.org.


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