SAINT IN THE CITY 1949-1974 (Craig Statham)
236 pages. 16 photos.
Probably the best book on the early days of Springsteen.
The author has done an exhaustive and detailed analysis of all of Bruce's earliest bands, revealing details and histories never before explained on The Castiles, Friendly Enemies, Child, Steel Mill or The Bruce Springsteen Band, and for the first time there's information about two bands, The Rogues and Earth, via exclusive interviewswith the musicians who played alongside Bruce on those two combos.
Statham Has interviewed to dozens of people wo knew or working with Bruce in that period: musicians, roadies, managers, friends... Fascinating reading.