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Someplace Like AmericaTales from the New Great Depression$
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Dale Maharidge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262478

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001

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When Bruce Met Jenny

When Bruce Met Jenny

8 When Bruce Met Jenny
Someplace Like America

Dale Maharidge

University of California Press

As the reissue of Journey to Nowhere neared, Michael S. Williamson, one of the authors of this book, talked with Bruce Springsteen by phone and asked if the Ghost of Tom Joad tour would include Youngstown. The Jenny, across a half mile of meadow knee-deep in snow, was a rusting black hulk, in sharp contrast to the world of white. A few days before Bruce's show, someone had climbed the rotting stairs to Jenny's top, at great risk of bodily injury, to place an American flag. It was bitterly cold. Bruce wore a porkpie hat like the one in a picture accompanying the liner notes to the three-album Live/1975–1985: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They waded into the snow, angling down a steep hill to an abandoned building so that they would remain unseen.

Keywords:   Journey to Nowhere, Michael S. Williamson, Bruce Springsteen, Youngstown, Jenny, E Street Band

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