‘Blinded by the Light’ Was Originally Written & Performed by … Bruce Springsteen?


A little piece of rock history that we just recently learned about: the classic ‘Blinded by the Light’, which shot to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1977, was originally written by none other than “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen! It first appeared on his 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., but was later famously covered by British rock band Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The cover version changed…


WATCH: Bruce Springsteen rocks “Born to Run” LIVE at Capital Theatre on September 20, 1978


Remember when Bruce used to rock? We remember when “Born to Run” exploded on the music scene in the fall of 1975, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard charts that year and #21 on the Rolling Stone list of the 550 Greatest Songs of All Time.  The album by the same name–which also featured “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”–has since gone on to be considered by critics to be one of the…