Happy Boss’s Day to Bruce Springsteen (Rocking Nova in 1973?)
Happy Boss’s Day to the Wildcat supervisors out there, and to one special, non-Villanovan: Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen.
Before he was “Born in the USA” or “Born to Run,” Bruce was born to play at Villanova a whole lot. He rocked the campus three times in 1973 alone! From all accounts, he crooned to mere dozens back then, and the photo above, from the 1974 Belle Aire yearbook, didn’t even caption whether this is actually Springsteen strumming.
The Library staff is divided on the identity of the singer in the photo too.
The hair, beard, silver cross, and guitar model and strap closely match this image, also from 1973.
So what do you think? Did we find a long, lost Springsteen photo or bust out with a basic Bruce-a-like?
While you’re pondering, head over to our Digital Library and check out our other amazing yearbooks from yesteryear.
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This pic was taken at the Villanova Field House, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 6, 1973. Who is the author?
The image is from the yearbook, so the photographer is not credited nor is the exact date or identity of the person in the photo.
Exists one shot by Jack Mitroka during that show (Villanova Field House, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 6, 1973), you can see it on facebook