Barbara Pyle's intimate behind the scenes photographs from 1975 and the recording, rehearsing and touring of Born To Run have been eagerly awaited for forty years and are finally being published for the first time.
"I first saw Bruce and the E Street Band by accident... I was blown away by their music. For the next year, I drove to as many of their gigs as I could reach. They jokingly started calling me their "official unofficial photographer". I was just expected to be there, and I almost always was on my self-imposed mission to document this little known New Jersey band... I had the remarkable good fortune to spend most of the last "Born to Run" months in the studio with Bruce and the band. I became sort of a living "good luck" charm and was asked to be there many nights. I knew I was witnessing history in the making."
Barbara captured Springsteen and the Band as they were catapulted to stardom. She is also the only photographer who has ever been given access inside the recording studio while Springsteen is working. Photographing Bruce and the Band on their ascent to superstardom was a hobby; but after being given such access, it became a mission.
This stunning and intimate tome also marks the fortieth anniversary of Born to Run.