Bruce Springsteen contains multitudes: activist, balladeer, bandleader, rock star and more. Many of these different Bruces align in his landmark No Nukes concert performance – which is finally given a full release this month, 40 years on. With help from some of Springsteen’s closest allies, Stephen Deusner examines how in 2021 the Boss is still searching for ways to reconcile these different sides of himself.
Curtis Mayfield covered a vast amount of ground during the ’60s with The Impressions, but as a solo artist he went into overdrive. Bandmates and family tell us about the soul superstar’s creative peak in the early ’70s