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Bruce Springsteen: behind the scenes on the 'Born To Run' tour

  • A new photo exhibition to celebrate Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday has been launched at the Snap Galleries in Mayfair. The show, which runs until October 16, will host the work of several photographers, including Barbara Pyle who accompanied Bruce on his 1975 'Born To Run' tour. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Barbara Pyle's photographs are from the New Orleans leg of Bruce Springsteen's 1975 'Born To Run' tour. Here's Steve Van Zandt perfroming with R'n'B singer Lee Dorsey at the Ya Ya Lounge on September 7, 1975. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com.

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  • Steve Van Zandt performing with Lee Dorsey at New Orleans' famed Ya Ya Lounge on North Villere Street. 5 years later Dorsey would open for The Clash on their American tour. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band introducing themselves to the '60s R'n'B singer Lee Dorsey at his bar, the Ya Ya Lounge on North Villere Street between Canal and Iberville. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Springsteen collecting his thoughts on the 'Born To Run' tour bus. The tour began almost a month before the album of the same name was scheduled to be released in 1975, and many of its songs were developed and honed on the road. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Bruce beats the roadies at pool in Lee Dorsey's Ya Ya Lounge. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • The band haggling at Rufus' Record Rack and Ice Cream Parlor, Magazine Street, New Orleans. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Springsteen reads 'Walking To New Orleans: The Story Of New Orleans Rhythm And Blues' on the 'Born To Run' tourbus. Springsteen would go on to meet many of the musicians included in this book throughout the tour. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • E-Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons catches up on sleep between shows. He was affectionately known as "The Big Man". Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Bruce Springsteen performs 'Born To Run''s epic 10-minute closer 'Jungleland' at the New Orleans Theatre Of The Performing Arts in Louis Armstrong Park. The venue was renamed in 1993 as the Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Bruce waiting at Iberville and Bourbon Streets for photographer Barbara Pyle's ride, The Ghost, a white 1969 Cougar convertible. The New Orleans street was well known for its bars, restaurants and strip clubs. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgallleries.com

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  • Lunch time at McDonalds at 711 Canal Street, across the street from Rubenstein's clothing store. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Springsteen shopping and trying on clothes at the renowned New Orlean's store Rubenstein's, family-run since 1924. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • The 'Born To Run' tourbus with Bruce in the background. The copy of 'Melody Maker' on the table says "Springsteen Crazy" on its cover. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Striking a victory pose after beating the roadies at pool in Lee Dorsey's Ya Ya Lounge on North Villere Street between Canal and Iberville. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • The Pool Hall in Lee Dorsey's Ya Ya Lounge. 'Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen' runs at the Mayfair branch of London's Snap Galleries from now until October 16. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • An intimate shot of Bruce taken in the Canal Street branch of MacDonalds in New Orleans in 1975. Pic: Barabra Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • Photographer Barbara Pyle acted as an unofficial tour guide for Bruce Springsteen when his 'Born To Run' tour hit New Orleans. After his gig at the New Orleans Performance Arts Centre they went shopping for jeans. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • On September 17, 1975, a week before his birthday, Bruce was presented with a special 'Born To Run' birthday cake made by fans in Oklahoma. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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  • The Sunday Parade of the Ladies' Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club rolls through the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Head to Snap Galleries' Mayfair Branch to see these pictures in closer detail. Pic: Barbara Pyle/www.snapgalleries.com

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