Since meeting The Boss in Sing Sing Prison

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Forty-eight years ago this month I got a phone call at my office at the legendary Crawdaddy, where I served as #2 editor for nearly the entire 1970s, that would change my life, for several years, anyway. It was from a fast-talking dude named Mike Appel, inviting me to catch his top (and only) act in a press event/concert upstate, the following day, December 7, 1972, in notorious…Sing Sing Prison. The act was a total unknown whose debut album had not yet been released, by the name of Bruce Springsteen, the latest…

Greg Mitchell

Author of “The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” and 11 previous books, including “The Tunnels.”

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