On this day in music history: October 27, 1975 - Bruce Springsteen makes history when he appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek Magazine the same week. Riding a huge wave of success brought on by the “Born To Run” album, Springsteen finds the massive amount publicity generated by his record label, and the overwhelming amount of attention he receives in the wake of it unnerving, and attempts to distance himself from it in order to maintain his artistic integrity. Before his performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (on November 18, 1975), he tears down posters at the venue that bare the legend “Finally London is ready for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.”
So Newsweek came out with this article and holy crap, it talks about so many issues that people ignore (period tax, shame/embarrassment, ability to get products, education and traditions in less developed countries, etc.). You all should read it.