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Bruce Springsteen Reveals The Beatles Song That Was the First Rock Song He Learned to Play

The Beatles were incredibly influential to a young Bruce Springsteen, who wanted to be a rock star. He saw the cover of their first album and knew then that anyone could become a successful musician if they made excellent music. When learning guitar, a song by The Beatles became the first rock song that Springsteen learned to play. 

The Beatles had an immediate impact on Bruce Springsteen at a young age

Bruce Springsteen performs with Paul McCartney of The Beatles at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival in England
Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Springsteen was immediately struck when The Beatles first made waves in America. Growing up in New Jersey, the “Thunder Road” singer had never heard anything that sounded like them. In his book Born to Run, Springsteen recalled hearing The Beatles for the first time. He said he ran to the nearest phone to call his girlfriend and tell her about the fab four from Liverpool.



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