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New Jersey Celebrates ‘Bruce Springsteen’ Day

September 23, 2023 marked Bruce Springsteen’s 74th birthday, and with it came the inaugural “Bruce Springsteen Day” in the state of New Jersey.

To celebrate “the voice of the Garden State,” in April of this year, Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to designate September 23 as the official “Bruce Springsteen Day”

“Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, iconic and influential musicians — and New Jerseyans — of all time,” said Murphy at the time. “It is important that we recognize Bruce for all he has done and will continue to do, from giving us the gift of his music to lending his time to the causes close to his heart, including making the Archives and Center for American Music a repository that will inspire tomorrow’s songwriters and singers.” “We thank him for showing the world what it means to live our New Jersey values. I am both honored and proud to declare his birthday Bruce Springsteen Day in New Jersey.”

Taking to his X/Twitter account over the weekend, Murphy spent Saturday morning retweeting accounts wishing Springsteen a happy birthday.

Bruce’s own account acknowledged his “Day,” tweeting, “Not only is it Bruce Springsteen Day in N.J., but this year, Bruce’s birthday also coincides with the last day of summer. As the season’s last warm breeze blows down E Street, here’s one to play it out. Happy Birthday, Bruce!”

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Author: Al Denté

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