February 22, 2013 18:37

House where Bruce Springsteen wrote 'Born To Run' up for sale

The five room New Jersey property is on the market for $349,900 (£228,962)

House where Bruce Springsteen wrote 'Born To Run' up for sale

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The New Jersey house in which Bruce Springsteen wrote his 1975 album 'Born To Run', has gone on the market.

The five room residence is situated at 7½ West End Court in Long Branch. Springsteen lived there from 1974-75, composing his breakthrough third album at the property.

Described as a 'landmark Jersey Shore cottage', the two bedroom house is on sale for $349,900 (£228,962), reports the Asbury Park Press.

Keller Williams Realty estate agent Susan McLaughlin says: "It went on sale Friday, and I've had about 40 calls and another 40 contacts, mainly through emails."

McLaughlin adds that buses of tourists often stop by the property and it is also supposedly the place Bob Dylan was looking for when he was detained by police in 2009.

Dylan "was visiting the former homes of Jim Morrison and a number of rock stars, just looking to get the feel of the music and pick up the vibes of these properties. He went to West End Avenue and this is West End Court," explained McLaughlin.

The Mayor of Long Branch Adam Schneider said it was unlikely that the house would be turned into a museum.

"A museum would be fun but as a practical matter I don't think it's going to happen. I don't think we can buy the home with taxpayers money," he said. "Now if Springsteen could perform a benefit concert...".

Bruce Springsteen will be the first artist to perform at the soon-to-be-opened Leeds Arena. The brand new 13,500 capacity venue will host its first ever concert on July 24.

Springsteen's Leeds gig will be part of his 2013 Wrecking Ball tour, a series of shows in the UK and Ireland which will start at London Wembley Stadium on June 15 and also see gigs in Glasgow, Cork, Coventry, Limerick and Belfast.

To check the availability of Bruce Springsteen tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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