88.5 WXPN, Philadelphia marks Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday Wednesday the 23rd in grand fashion. To get you lathered up, XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht will be taking Bruce Springsteen requests and Bruce cover requests from 10-2 Wednesday.
Then, an amalgamation of XPN Local artists calling itself the Phill-E Street Band will perform the "Born to Run" album in its entirety.
Scot Sax, who I interviewed for a story I wrote about Sharon Little, will be playing guitar at this sold out show that will be held at World Cafe Live.
XPN WILL AIR THE SHOW LIVE STARTING AT 7 WEDNESDAY.
"Born to Run" is one of my all-time favorite albums and it should be exciting to hear how this ad hoc band will pull this off. That means doing meandering, Phil Spector-esque epics like "Thunder Road" and "Jungleland," as well as songs Bruce never performs live such as "Night" and "Meeting across the River."
Go to www.xpn.org/boss.