Springsteen Archives Talks with Former GRAMMY Awards Producer Ken Ehrlich about the Show’s Legendary Springsteen Performances

March 3rd, 2021


The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will release a conversation with former GRAMMY producer Ken Ehrlich in which he discusses Bruce Springsteen’s greatest performances on the GRAMMY Award show with music journalist Bob Santelli. The Archives show will launch on Thursday, March 11 at 10AM on Soundstage. The GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Sunday, March 14.

Soundstage, a monthly on-line series presented by the Springsteen Archives explores new works, trends, and contemporary issues in American music.  The series can be accessed via the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music website or via the Springsteen Archives’ Facebook page.  Previous artists appearing on Soundstage include Nils Lofgren, David Sancious, Tom Morello, Arlo Guthrie, and Garry Tallent with the Delevantes.

Ehrlich produced the GRAMMY Awards telecast for CBS for over four decades. During the conversation with Santelli, Ehrlich talks about working with Springsteen on several of the live shows, as a performer, a nominee, and a GRAMMY Award recipient. Springsteen has won 20 GRAMMY Awards with 50 nominations.

According to Santelli, “Ken Ehrlich is the master of awards shows, and provides fascinating stories about how the music, the musicians, the presenters, and the crew come together to pull off a spectacular show. Although the planning takes months, there are always last minute backstage adaptations required, and Ken was a magician at making them happen.”

Ehrlich has organized some of music’s most iconic and memorable TV moments and “redefined the way we experience live music on television” (Los Angeles Times), turning Music’s Biggest Night® into the must-see music awards show every year. In 2010, Ehrlich was presented with the Recording Academy’s President’s Award for his long-time service to the GRAMMY Awards event.

About BSACAM:  The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University serves as the official archival repository for Bruce Springsteen’s written works, photographs, periodicals, and artifacts.  The Center preserves and promotes the legacy of Bruce Springsteen and his role in American music, while honoring and celebrating icons of American music like Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, and others, and telling the stories of musicians whose work has been influenced by Springsteen, including Gaslight Anthem and The Killers.  The Archives comprise nearly 35,000 items from 47 countries, ranging from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials. The collection serves the research and informational needs of music fan, scholars, authors, and others with a serious interest in the life and career of Bruce Springsteen.  By appointment only. Contact Eileen Chapman at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at 732-571-3512, or echapman@monmouth.edu