When Bruce Springsteen First Heard Himself on the Radio…

Bruce Springsteen recalled the emotional moment when he first heard one of his songs on the radio.

The Boss said he remembered where he was and what he was doing when the notes of a song from his debut album Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., began ringing out one day in 1973.

“I was in Connecticut, standing on a street corner,” Springsteen recently told BBC Radio 1. “A car pulled up, and the guy had his window down and ‘Spirit in the Night’ was coming out of his car radio. … I wanted to run over to his car and say, ‘Hey, that’s me!’ but I didn’t do it. I just stood there in shock and ecstasy.”