If you’re a Bruce Springsteen fan and can’t get enough of the Boss, there’s a new online museum for your pleasure: BlindedByTheLight.com. The depository will feature 300 artifacts when it launches in June, a date that coincides with the 30th anniversary of “Born in the U.S.A.”
The site's founder, Michael Crane, is a guy who knows what he’s doing. He’s previously contributed to exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and intends to offer up contest prizes on the site every six months. But more on that in a minute. Among the collected objects are handwritten lyrics, concert posters, report cards and more, with more to be added in subsequent months.
The site's Facebook page currently features images of a number of Springsteen artifacts, including a passport photo, his driver's license and the lyrics to a song called "Henry Boy" that would become "Rosalita." Interested? About that contest we mentioned: The first offering is original album artwork autographed by Springsteen, with Crane noting that he would give away the singer's 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible, in which Springsteen wrote "Born to Run!” Speaking of running, Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on a tour that is in Albany tonight.