In celebration of his 74th birthday, New Jersey has officially recognized September 23 as Bruce Springsteen Day.
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Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, initially announced the declaration of Bruce Springsteen Day earlier this year at the American Music Honors. "Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, iconic and influential musicians – and New Jerseyans – of all time,” he said at the time.
Adding that “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.”
On Bruce's personal Instagram account, he posted the music video of the 2008 hit, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" coupled with the caption “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!”
The Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood, Tom Morello and Slash were among others who gave special shout outs to Springsteen on his big day.