In the 40 years since Bruce Springsteen signed his first record deal, the New Jersey native has established himself as the bard of the Garden State — a rep that continues with the release of Wrecking Ball, his 17th studio album. But the Boss isn’t the only hungry-hearted Jersey musician who’s managed to get on the map. Herewith, an annotated atlas of where a few home-state heroes got their start. Click the image above to view our New Jersey turnpike road map, or download the PDF here. Text by Brian Raftery, infographic by Emily Lawrence
By Glenn Kenny on 01.14.14 in Icons
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