Patti Scialfa
American musician
Patti Scialfa
Vivienne Patricia "Patti" Scialfa is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Scialfa has been a member of the E Street Band since 1984 and is married to Bruce Springsteen.
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Finding Feminism in Springsteen's Music
Huffington Post - 6 months
This article was originally published on xoJane. Memorizing "Rosalita" happened over time: first a few trips, then a few days, then weeks, then years, all riding passenger side by my dad as he drove me from lacrosse games to choir practices, teaching me most everything I needed to know about the ups and downs of life through disc after disc of rock and roll. "You don't have to call me lieutenant, Rosie, and I don't want to be your son! The only lover I'm ever gonna need is...sub-da-le-da-dung... What is he saying there?" I asked. "Just gibberish. Words that sound good together," my dad answered, always trying, best he could, to keep me separate from a world where girls and women are constantly sexualized, even by the saintly Springsteen. "It sounds like he's saying tongue." "It's not tongue." "Does this one have lyrics?" I asked, pulling the cover of The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle from its plastic case. "Doesn't reading in the car make you sick?" ...
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Cosby, Seinfeld, Stewart, Gaffigan, Waters and Springsteen Stand Up for Heroes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Bill Cosby must have been feeling frisky. Arriving at the Madison Square Garden Theater for the seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this week, he wrapped Cindy Adams in his homey sweater and began to roughhouse the gossip columnist. Recovering from the encounter, Adams asked, is my hair still up? It was. And Cosby in a lineup of comedians that included Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, killed with a routine about his family growing up, the discipline meted out to the kids. "Stand Up for Heroes" has become so popular, organizers had to change venues doubling their audience. The benefit for the Bob and Lee Woodruff Foundation co-hosted by Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox of Caroline's Comedy Club kicks off the New York Comedy Festival and features a great night of music as well. Pink Floyd's Rogers Waters introduced the 30 servicemen in the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band. Tim Donnelly's vocals on Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Waters on John Lennon's "Imagine," and the ba ...
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Free Pussy Riot
Amnesty International - over 3 years
18 July 2013 Urge the Russian Authorities to release the Nadya and Masha immediately. Seven members of the Russian band Pussy Riot, Russian Federation, January 2012. © Игорь Мухин More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week by signing an open letter calling for their release. Join them and sign the petition below. OPEN LETTER Dear Masha and Nadia, As the one-year anniversary of your trial approaches, we are writing to assure you that, around the world, people are both still thinking of you and working for your release. Although you were the most visible of the protesters, we know that there were many other young people who have suffer ...
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A Quintessential Springsteen Guide
The Caldewells Patch - over 4 years
Westfield resident John D. Luerssen grew up listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen, getting his initial introduction on Tremont Avenue courtesy of a friend's older brother. Today, Luerssen, a PSE&G supervisor in Cranford by day, music critic and author by night, releases the paperback Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss, his second foray into the FAQ series. With a list price of $22.99, the book, at 400 pages, takes readers on the journey of a Jersey boy with a guitar and a dream who rose to stardom, gracing the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously, yet never forgot his roots. Luerseen, who played in a band during his years at Westfield High School, explained that after having written several cover stories for American Songwriter, including an interview with The Killers, he was contacted by Robert Rodriguez, author of the first in the FAQ series, about writing for a book. "I had written a book about Weezer several years before that a ...
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Lisa Belkin: Even Rock Stars Struggle with Parenting
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Bruce is very smart. He wanted a family, he wanted a relationship, and he worked really, really, really hard at it -- as hard as he works at his music." That is how Bruce Springsteen's wife, Patti Scialfa, described her husband and his role as a father of three all-but-grown children in David Remnick's illuminative story in the New Yorker last week. I'm thinking it could apply -- or should apply -- to many of us. The particulars of Springsteen's "really, really, really hard" work are far from typical, of course. Raised by an abusive, likely bipolar father and suffering from bouts of severe depression, he channeled much of that pain into four decades of legendary music. But the journey that Scialfa describes is universal. Doesn't every parent, in his or her own way, have to adjust from being the lone wolf into part of a pack, putting others ahead of ourselves. Isn't that exactly what becoming a parent is? Some say the experience is natural, instinctive. The ...
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Bruce Springsteen’s Depression
Pscyh Central - over 4 years
Bruce Springsteen suffered from depression, according to a new, lengthy article in the latest edition of The New Yorker. While previously he’s disclosed his on-again, off-again battle with depression to biographer and friend, Dave Marsh, this is the first time it’s been discussed at some length. Writer David Remnick interviews many Bruce Springsteen confidantes for the article, including his wife Patti Scialfa. In the article, we learn more about Springsteen’s battle with depression — even to the point of having some suicidal thoughts 30 years ago. It’s an interesting interview, but you need a good 30 or 40 minutes to read the entire thing. Not being a particular Springsteen fan, I learned a lot about him. It turned him from being “Oh, he’s just one of those rock superstars” to “Oh, he’s a guy who really had to fight, scratch and battle his way up not only in his career, but in his life too.” I have a lot more respect for him now — and am glad he was successful in battling his d ...
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Suburban Mom Set Loose At Bruce Concert
Cranford Patch - almost 5 years
  I have always loved the music of “The Boss” although I cannot take credit for being one of “those” fans. The die hards who know every album, can argue song lyrics and set lists and tour dates and such. But I am a born and bred Jersey girl, and when our most famous native plays his premier gig in the largest city in the state, (not to mention in our own Essex County backyard,) ... well, attention must be paid. On Wednesday night, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played for the first time at the Prudential Center in Newark. And I was there. My invitation to last night’s show came via my well-connected friend Kathy. Her late night text message asking “What are you doing tomorrow night?” set into motion one of the Top Ten All Time Greatest Nights of My Entire Life. The pre-married, pre-kid, pre-home-owning me worked in the music business and pretty much got to see, well, everyone. But, God Bless Kathy, on Wednesday night I learned an entirely new meaning to th ...
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Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Sports Arena
LATimes - almost 5 years
Halfway through Thursday night’s miraculous revival meeting cum concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Bruce Springsteen stopped to recall his beginnings in the '60s and early '70s playing with a bar band. There was one type of music that was guaranteed to move a Jersey Shore crowd. “You always had to have a little soul in your pocket,” said the 62-year-old artist with the vigor of a 30-year-old. Then Springsteen led the E Street Band — at 16 pieces, it’s officially a big band, not a rock band, now — through a medley of vintage Temptations and Wilson Pickett tunes. Testifying from a platform in the middle of the audience (the concert was sold out, as is Friday night’s), Springsteen stopped to guzzle a beer. He tossed the empty plastic cup, then fell backward on the outreached hands of fans, who passed their (tipsy) messiah up to the stage. Springsteen has always been a killer showman, someone who’s closely studied the great acts of R&B (the Rev. Al Green and James ...
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Bruce Springsteen to play Stand Up for Heroes benefit on Nov. 9 - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
... "Open All Night" (with Roy Bittan and the Max Weinberg Big Band), "Kitty's Back" (with Roy Bittan and the Max Weinberg Big Band) and "If I Should Fall Behind" (with Patti Scialfa). It's the second announced appearance of the fall for Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Rumored To Be Releasing New Album This Fall - RTT News
Google News - over 5 years
Aniello has a Springsteen link as he worked on Patti Scialfa's Play It as It Lays album. Also, drummer Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Peter Gabirel) tweeted that "today, I'm heading out to NJ to record with that guy from there, so excited
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„Bruce, wir brauchen dich“ - Ahlener Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
mit Gattin Patti Scialfa und Gitarrist Steven van Zandt im Mai 2003 in der Schalke-Arena.Foto: Wenn die Legende stimmt, dann war es so: Kurz nach den Anschlägen kurbelte ein Autofahrer die Scheibe runter und rief Bruce Springsteen zu: „Wir brauchen
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News Roundup: Bruce and Rolling Stones Rumors, U2 Tribute, Kings Of Leon Doc - American Songwriter
Google News - over 5 years
Producer Ron Aniello (who produced Patti Scialfa's Play It As It Lays album) and drummer Matt Chamberlin have both alluded to working with The Boss on an unnamed project. Another pressing rock rumor is that The Rolling Stones will be reuniting for one
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Utcazenésznek állt Bruce Springsteen – VIDEÓ - Erdély.ma
Google News - over 5 years
A zenész felesége, Patti Scialfa társaságában sétálgatott a városban, amikor megálltak egy parkban, hogy az ott zenélő David Gonzalez játékát hallgassák. A hirtelen odaverődött tömeg elől elmenekültek, de kicsit később visszatértek
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Bruce Springsteen, street performer? - CNN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It seems that Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa were dropping their son off at Boston College last week. While in town, they dropped by the Public Gardens on Thursday and listened to street musician David Gonzalez play the Spanish guitar
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Video: Sometimes Buskers Are Actually Bruce Springsteen - Gothamist
Google News - over 5 years
The Boss was dropping off his son Evan at Boston College this week when he and wife Patti Scialfa decided to say hi to David Gonzalez, who busks in the Public Gardens regularly. Springsteen then borrowed his guitar and put on a little show for
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This day in music - Times LIVE
Google News - over 5 years
1988: Bruce Springsteen's wife Julianne filed for a divorce after newspapers published photos of Springsteen and backing singer Patti Scialfa together. 1989: Billy Joel fired his manager and former brother-in-law Frank Weber, after an audit revealed
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patti Scialfa
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    She confirmed again, during an interview on the radio show "Bruce Brunch" on 105.7 Hawk radio, on April 10, 2011 that she had written most of the songs for her 4th album and just needed to find time to record it.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    When asked during the press conference for the NFL Super Bowl in 2009 whether she was working on a new album, she confirmed that she was.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 35
    Springsteen and Phillips's divorce was finalized in 1989. Scialfa and Springsteen first lived in New Jersey and later in New York for a short time, before moving to Los Angeles where they started a family. On July 25, 1990 Scialfa gave birth to the couple's first child, Evan James Springsteen. The couple married on June 8, 1991 at their Los Angeles home in a ceremony only attended by family and close friends.
    More Details Hide Details Their second child, Jessica Rae Springsteen, was born on December 30, 1991; and a third child, Samuel Ryan Springsteen, was born on January 5, 1994. The family returned to New Jersey in the early 1990s and now lives in Colts Neck, New Jersey. They also own homes in Rumson, New Jersey, Wellington, Florida, near West Palm Beach, and Los Angeles.
  • 1986
    Age 32
    In 1986, she appeared on the Rolling Stones' Dirty Work album, leaving her unique vocal mark on "One Hit (To the Body)" as well as other tracks.
    More Details Hide Details She worked with Keith Richards on his first solo disc Talk is Cheap. Steve Jordan, who co-produced the Richards record, was a friend of Scialfa's from her Greenwich Village days. Scialfa maintains her music industry friendships over many years. Her friendship with Soozie Tyrell and Lisa Lowell pre-date their mutual work as background vocalists and musicians on the Buster Poindexter 'aka' David Johansen album (featuring a Soca song by Arrow, "Hot Hot Hot! ") in 1987; Lowell and Tyrell have since worked on various Springsteen-Scialfa recording projects and Tyrell, violinist, has recorded and toured with Springsteen and the E Street Band. Scialfa has recorded three solo albums, 1993's Rumble Doll, 2004's 23rd Street Lullaby and 2007's Play It as It Lays. Her first two albums received four-star reviews from Rolling Stone, while the third got three and a half. Her records are a mix of confessional songwriting, impressive vocal range, and traditional country, folk and rock music. Springsteen and fellow E Street bandmates, like Lofgren and Roy Bittan, contributed backing work. Following the release of her second album, Scialfa played a series of club dates along the East Coast and she was also the opening act of the post-final night of the Vote for Change tour.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on July 29, 1953.
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