In the last week of August 1975, Columbia Records released Bruce Springsteen’s third studio album Born to Run.

The album peaked at No.3 on the Billboard chart, eventually selling six million copies in the United States and has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music.

Two singles were released from the album, Born to Run and Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, the first being the song that saw The Boss break through to reach mainstream popularity.

All in all, the album took more than 14 months to record, with six months alone spent on the title track. During this time Springsteen battled with anger and frustration over the album, saying he heard “sounds in his head” that he could not explain to the others in the studio.

Eventually it all came good and you can hear the hits and tracks from this and all of Springsteen’s albums on our Exclusive radio station.