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September 23, 2009

As Bruce Springsteen turns 60, music’s durability – and his – are no surprise

Bruce Springsteen performing in 1980 (l.) and in July 2009. He turns 60 on Wednesday.

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Bruce Springsteen performing in 1980 (l.) and in July 2009. He turns 60 on Wednesday.

Bruce Springsteen turns 60 today, an age at which the idea of still playing rock ‘n’ roll once seemed as remote as still primping for the prom.

Today, however, no one thinks Springsteen is defying any unwritten laws of nature by spending his birthday week prepping for five shows starting next Tuesday at Giants Stadium.

If there’s a lesson here, it has more to do with the music and the fans than with Springsteen – because their durability is more impressive than even his.

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