Bruce Springsteen memorabilia up for auction for $7.5m

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 April 2017
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

A collection of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia is to be put up for auction for $7.5 million

More than 300 pieces of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia are to be put up for auction for $7.5 million.

The Ultimate Springsteen collection, as it has been dubbed by dealer Moments in Time, features an impressive collection of items from the musician's legendary career, including guitars, lyrics and clothing.

Moments in Time CEO Gary Zimet told Billboard: "It's extraordinary that one person could assemble such a truly unbelievable collection."

Among the items set to go under the hammer are Bruce's 4F card, which excused him from service in the Vietnam War, as well as various drafts of the lyrics of 'Born to Run'.

Each item carries a set price, but Zimet has already confirmed he would consider selling the pieces on an individual basis.

Meanwhile, despite being among the best-selling musicians of all time, Bruce admitted earlier this year that he still suffers from stage fright.

The 67-year-old icon has played in front of sold out crowds all over the globe, but Bruce revealed he is still bothered by last-minute nerves.

He previously explained: "It varies from night to night but whenever you're going out in front of a crowd of any size, your body knows it.

"This is what I do. This is the only thing I do. This is the only thing I'm qualified to do. So it matters how I do it at night.

"There's a lot of anticipatory anxiety which then translates into a raw shot of adrenaline once you're out there. We come out to press our case very hard, about what we think about everything, I suppose, and life itself. And so it's challenging nightly."

Bruce also admitted he still feels anxious when he has to play new material for the first time.

He shared: "You work on an album in a hermetically sealed environment. One of the most frightening things is playing it for someone else. For the first time you're hearing it through their ears.

"They're just sitting there, but you're hearing the thing totally brand new through their ears. And you're recognising all its faults and all its strengths. So the thing about coming out in front of an audience every night is that I'm hearing what I'm doing through that audience's ears."

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