The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

January 23 1994

Bruce wins a Golden Globe Award for "Streets of Philadelphia".

March 21 1994

Bruce wins an Oscar for "Streets of Philadelphia" and performs the song live with members of his 1992-93 touring band.

Spring-summer 1994

Bruce is working on a new album, which will never be released. He is also helping old friend Joe Grushecky out in the studio producing his new album American Babylon.

September 8 1994

"Streets of Philadelphia" wins the award for Best Song from a Movie at MTV's Music Awards and he performs the song live. He also announces that he is almost done with a new album, but this is the album which will never see the light of day.

January 9 1995

A greatest hits compilation will be released instead of Bruce's unfinished 1994 album, and after a quick decision Bruce calls in the E Street Band, including Little Steven, to work on some bonus tracks. The band enters the Hit Factory in New York on this date, which is the first time they are in the same room recording since 1984. The session is filmed and footage will later be released on the Blood Brothers video.

January 12 1995

The Greatest Hits session ends.

February 21 1995

Bruce and the reunited band take the stage at Tramps in New York to film a video for "Murder Incorporated" in front of an invited audience. The video shoot turns into a two-hour gig with lots of old songs being played.

February 28 1995

Greatest Hits is released.

March 18 1995

Greatest Hits debuts on Billboard's chart as number one.

April 5 1995

In the afternoon Bruce and the band tape a performance for David Letterman's Late Show to be shown that night, and in the evening they do a two hour gig for Sony employees at the Sony Studios in New York. The latter gig is being filmed and footage is later used in several Springsteen documentaries by various US and international TV stations. Around this same time Bruce sits down for multiple TV interviews.