Bruce Springsteen has turned down the opportunity to have a service station in his home state of New Jersey named after him.
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Among those to have received the special nod include Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and late Sopranos actor James Gandolfini. The Boss, however, is reported to have declined the proposal.
“Bruce Springsteen respectfully declined to have a service area named after him,” said New Jersey Hall Of Fame spokeswoman Natasha Alagarasan.
The rest stops will also feature a display curated by the New Jersey Hall Of Fame, including exhibits, artefacts and a video monitor that screens vignettes on the inductees as well as posters designed by New Jersey architect Michael Grave (via NJ.com)
According to Gov. Murphy, the new project “is about putting New Jersey greatness on full display”.
Diane Scaccetti-Gutierrez, state Transportation Commissioner, said: “The service areas they visit during those travels are a fitting place to call attention to the accomplishments of their fellow New Jerseyans in the arts, entertainment, and sports.”
The list of service stations and their respective inductees is as follows:
Montvale: James Gandolfini
Brookdale North: Larry Doby
Brookdale South: Connie Chung
Vauxhall: Whitney Houston
Cheesequake: Jon Bon Jovi
Monmouth: Judy Blume
Forked River: Celia Cruz
Atlantic: Frank Sinatra
Ocean View: Toni Morrison
Last week, The Boss curated a playlist of frat rock classics for the latest episode of his SiriusXM show, From My Home to Yours.