When Bruce Springsteen was 19, he dodged his army draft by behaving “crazily” during the induction and not writing anything in tests. He later went on to write the song “Born in the USA” which was the singer’s reflection on the plight of American veterans returning home from Vietnam.

Bruce Springsteen 1964–1972: Early years This was different, shifted the lay of the land. Four guys, playing and singing, writing their own material … Rock ‘n’ roll came to my house where there seemed to be no way out … and opened up a whole world of possibilities. —Bruce Springsteen, on the impact of The …

When Bruce Springsteen was 19, he dodged his army draft by behaving “crazily” during the induction and not writing anything in tests. He later went on to write the song “Born in the USA” which was the singer’s reflection on the plight of American veterans returning home from Vietnam. Read More »