Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ House For Sale In Long Branch
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – For about $350,000, someone can buy a slice of music history.
The two-bedroom cottage in Long Branch, N.J., where Bruce Springsteen wrote the classic rock anthem “Born To Run” is for sale.
Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin says tourists stop by the house “all the time.”
The five-room residence has three owners. If a buyer thinks the asking price is too steep, there’s another option: McLaughlin tells the Asbury Park Press that two of the owners would consider keeping their shares and selling only a one-third stake. A price for that hasn’t been set.
Springsteen rented the cottage in 1974 and ’75 when he wrote the music for his seminal “Born To Run” album, which features the title song, plus “Jungleland” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.”
“The music scene was hopping at that time,” McLaughlin told 1010 WINS. “Bruce was touring at that point and was very well known and very well regarded in the neighborhood.”
McLaughlin said Springsteen returned to the home for the filming of the 90-minute documentary “Wings for Wheels: The Making of ‘Born to Run.'”
In the documentary, Springsteen said the cottage was the first place he ever lived by himself.
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