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‘The Life & Legacy of Bruce Springsteen: A Video Retrospective’ Webinar

July 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com

Whether you’ve bought his records, seen him live in concert, or caught a glimpse of him on TV, get ready to see Bruce Springsteen’s GREATEST video hits — in chronological order — including rare ones you might have never seen!

Though musician Bruce Springsteen has long been acknowledged as one of the greatest live rock & roll performers in history, his rise to prominence during the pre-video 1970s has made it almost impossible to find film and videos of his greatest live performances. Fortunately, one local historian — and Springsteen fan from the very beginning — has culled over 40 years worth of rare and hard-to-find footage, and is ready to showcase “The Boss” as you’ve never seen him before.

Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on a virtual retrospective tour of Bruce Springsteen’s touring career — seen through film and video camera lenses, and interspersed with still images that give historical background to each video, this digital showcase will cover all of the major eras of Bruce’s legendary, five-decade performing history.

Led by Springsteen historian Arlen Schumer — who was art director of the first Springsteen fan publication, Thunder Road, and a longtime contributor to the current one, Backstreets — this curated video retrospective of Bruce’s best performance films and videos from throughout his long and storied career will include:

  • A brief look back at Springsteen’s early years, and how a kid described by former teachers as a “loner who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar” would eventually become one of the hardest working musicians in the industry
  • A discussion around Springsteen’s music career in the early- to mid-‘70s, when he was dubbed “The Future of Rock & Roll”
  • A deep dive into the classic “album years” of Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the USA, which made Springsteen America’s rock & roll laureate
  • The best performance films and videos from all of Bruce’s officially-released footage, from the 1980s through the 2010s

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Arlen — any and all questions about “The Boss” are welcomed and encouraged!

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Arlen

Arlen Schumer, MFA is one of the foremost historians of comic book art, named by Comic Book Artist magazine in 1998 as “one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America.” His coffee table book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Publishers Book Award for best Popular Culture book.

Schumer is also one of comic book art’s most idiosyncratic practitioners, creating award-winning illustrations for the advertising and editorial markets.

Arlen Schumer is also an esteemed Twilight Zone scholar, and an author/designer of the only coffee table art book about the series, Visions from The Twilight Zone.

“One of the country’s pre-eminent authorities on comics and culture.” —Jon Meyerson, Producer, ABC News’ 20/20

“Nobody speaks about comics with more authority, understanding and love than Arlen does. He is to comics what Pauline Kael was to movies.” —Clem Robins, letterer for DC and Marvel Comics


“Great presentation, good clips and Arlen spoke well and passionately about his chosen subject” -Tom

“Nice to see the early years videos. The narrative that accompanied video was quite good, especially host’s personal recollections of attending shows.” -Kevin

“Arlen had great detail and knowledge, especially in the early years” -Elise


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