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& Center for
American Music

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The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music preserves the legacy of Bruce Springsteen and celebrates the history of American music and its diversity of artists and genres.

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Important announcement

Collaboration with Freehold Borough

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University has announced a new collaboration with the Borough of Freehold to create an exhibition space in downtown Freehold celebrating the life of Freehold’s most famous son, Bruce Springsteen. Archives Director Eileen Chapman said, “Together, the Springsteen exhibition in Freehold and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music on the campus of Monmouth University will ensure that the musical legacy of Springsteen and his important role in American music history remain in New Jersey for generations to come.”


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Artifact of the Month — May, 2022

Rare Castiles Poster

Before the E Street Band, the Bruce Springsteen Band, Steel Mill and some lesser-known bands in which Springsteen had performed, there was the Castiles. The Castiles were a Freehold-based rock and roll band that was created by rhythm guitarist and lead-singer George Theiss and included a young Bruce Springsteen on lead-guitar and vocals. They formed in 1965 and played various local coffee houses, parties, social clubs, gyms and other assorted small venues before eventually finding their way to New York City where they played at least thirty shows at the Café Wha? before playing their final show in 1968.


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New Travelling Exhibit

Bruce Springsteen LIVE! is traveling to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK

Interactive exhibit Bruce Springsteen LIVE! grants exclusive access to Springsteen and The E Street Band’s dynamic performances and the creative process that crafted the story of one of rock and roll’s greatest performers. Fans are invited to explore 49 years of Springsteen and E Street Band history through exclusive interviews, iconic performances and artifacts from the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University


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