The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

January 5 1973

Bruce's debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, is released in the US.

November 5 1973

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is released in the US.

September 1 1975

Born to Run is released.

June 6 1978

Darkness on the Edge of Town is released.

October 17 1980

The River is released as a double album.

November 8 1980

The River becomes Bruce's first number one album on Billboard's chart.

November 15 1980

The "Hungry Heart" single becomes Bruce's first Top 10 hit on Billboard's chart when it reaches number 5.

January 3 1982

In his bedroom at his home in Holmdel, NJ, Bruce records most of what will become the Nebraska album on a four-track tape recorder.

October 4 1982

Nebraska is released the way it was recorded back in January.

May 9 1984

"Dancing in the Dark" is released as the first single to promote the upcoming album. The single helps build up the immense excitement and expectations that fuel the music world around this time.