Australian singles chart:
Born to Run entered the Kent Music Report on 3 November 1975 and peaked at #38.
The song is on Born to Run which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 13 October 1975 and peaked at #7.
In late 1973, on a road in Tennessee, Springsteen awoke with the title Born to Run, which he wrote down. According to Springsteen, this was the first spark of the later song.
Written in the first person, the song is a love letter to a girl named Wendy, for whom the hot rod-riding protagonist seems to possess the passion to love, just not the patience. However, Springsteen has noted that it has a much simpler core: getting out of Freehold. U.S. Route 9, a highway passing through Freehold, is mentioned from the lyric “sprung from cages out on Highway 9”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_to_Run_(Bruce_Springsteen_song)
Springsteen played this for the first time on 9 May 1974 when he opened for Bonnie Raitt at Harvard Square. Rock critic Jon Landau was at the show and wrote in Boston’s Real Paper: “I saw rock and roll’s future – and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” Landau eventually became Springsteen’s manager.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/bruce-springsteen/born-to-run
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