Bruce Springsteen

Rock 'n roll and Jersey legend Springsteen is still going strong, even past his 60th birthday.

After several years playing in bar bands on the Jersey Shore, Springsteen landed his first record deal in 1972, but his 1975 record, Born To Run, made him a sudden superstar: within a matter of weeks he was selling out arenas, appearing on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and earning overblown comparisons to the likes of Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. After three more acclaimed albums, Springsteen had his biggest hit with 1984's Born in the U.S.A.; he even had presidential candidates Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale unsuccessfully scrambling to appropriate him for their respective campaigns. Springsteen dissolved his E Street Band in 1989 and released several poorly-received albums in the 1990s, but he brought the band back for a successful reunion tour in 1999. In 2002 Springsteen had a major critical and commercial success with the 9/11-themed The Rising and subsequent albums. His epic live performances, like the 2009 Superbowl, helped Springsteen inspire a devoted fan base that few artists can match.

Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa, a former E Street Band back-up singer who was rumored to have taken up with Bruce before his divorce was settled, have three children. [Image via Getty]