Lot #562
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce signs Born to Run for a storied label head

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Estimate: $1000+


Bruce signs Born to Run for a storied label head

Born to Run album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, "To Russ Regan, from, Bruce Springsteen." In fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a friend of the original recipient, Russ Regan, a record executive who served as President of both UNI Records and 20th Century Records and was vice-president of A&R at Motown. The letter, in part: "In the 1980s Cassell Webb and I worked as consultants for Polygram Pictures in L.A. Our immediate contact there and the boss was the head of the division, Russ Regan…an early supporter of many talented artists. He named 'The Beach Boys,' signed Elton John to his first American record deal and helped many others along the way including Bruce Springsteen in his early days…In the early 1980s Russ moved house in L.A., called me up on the weekend, and gave me a couple of boxes of vinyl records that he couldn't find room for in his new house. This included an early Dylan Highway 61 promo copy and a copy of 'Born to Run' signed by Bruce Springsteen with a dedication to Russ. Russ showed the record when [he] gave me the box and reminisced how this was 'Bruce's breakthrough.' He was quite proud, and rightfully so, of his part in helping Bruce Springsteen." A superior vintage-signed example of Bruce's classic breakthrough album.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020

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