In its 30 year history, Backstreets magazine has has served as the ultimate Springsteen fan resource

and is commonly recognized as one of the best rock n’ roll fanzines ever created.

In this two part series, we spoke at length with the two men who crafted the success of Backstreets,

original founder Charles R. Cross, and current owner and publisher, Christopher Phillips.  We examine

the magazine’s unique history and find out what it takes to satisfy the most rabid fans in rock n’ roll.

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Host of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams joins us for some personal tales of his life growing up at the Jersey Shore, including the origins of his lifelong passion for music and a scrawny kid named Springsteen. 

In this episode, Brian talks candidly about what it means to be from New Jersey, his childhood dreams of becoming a news anchor, musical obsessions and charts his history with the Boss.

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Gary Dell’Abate, Springsteen uber fan, and executive producer of The Howard Stern Show has long been part of the

American lexicon vis a vis his nickname ‘Baba Booey’.

However, there’s much that you may not have known about Gary.  In our first ‘SuperFan’ series episode, we explore

Gary’s difficult childhood, examine his unique relationship with the King of All Media, and uncover his obsession with

all things Springsteen.  You won’t want to miss it.

For more information on Gary’s book, ‘They Call Me Baba Booey’, visit his website

Considered a masterpiece by many critics, ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ is one of Springsteen’s most revered albums.  Perhaps more revered however, was the 1978 tour in support of that album.  The ‘Darkness Tour’ is still legendary not only among Springsteen fans, but in rock history.

Author and photographer Lawrence Kirsch’s book ‘The Light in Darkness’ is an amazing collection of firsthand stories and experiences of fans who were impacted by the ‘Darkness’ album and tour.

In this episode, we speak to Lawrence, and many contributors to the book,  transporting you back to a time when Springsteen had a lot to prove....not only to himself, but to his fans who stuck by him through his most difficult period.

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Together, they are responsible for the most iconic Springsteen photographs ever

taken....and have all agreed to sit down with us and discuss their experiences with the Boss. 

We are privileged to have Danny Clinch, Frank Stefanko and Eric Meola share their insight and passions. 

Our first three parts series goes in depth about the lives and careers of rock photography royalty.

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