January 5th 1973. On that day 39 years ago started one of the most exciting careers in the history of rock. That day in 1973 Bruce Springsteen published his first album, titled Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. «Blinded by the Light» was the first single, released Feb.23rd 1973, and went quite unnoticed. It was followed by a second single, «Spirit in the Night», released May 11th 1973. The album sold only 15,000 copies that year and garnered some good reviews. Later that year Springsteen would release a second album.