It Came From New Jersey

Brian Raftery

By Brian Raftery

on 03.19.12 in Spotlights

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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