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Springsteen's 'Born to Run' house for sale in NJ

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- For about $350,000, someone can buy a slice of music history.

The Asbury Park Press reports the two-bedroom cottage in Long Branch, N.J., where Bruce Springsteen wrote the classic rock anthem "Born to Run" is for sale.

Real estate agent Susan McLaughlin says tourists stop by the house "all the time."

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The five-room residence has three owners. If a buyer thinks the asking price is too steep, there's another option: McLaughlin tells the newspaper that two of the owners would consider keeping their shares and selling only a one-third stake. A price for that hasn't been set.

Springsteen rented the cottage in 1974 and '75 when he wrote the music for his seminal "Born to Run" album, which features the title song, plus "Jungleland" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out."

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Feb 22, 2013 4:25PM
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> erect a giant monument to Melissa Etheridge

Guess who is her all time hero?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cXzFhZVMnQ
Feb 21, 2013 2:00PM
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The song that put Springsteen on the map has an address. Too bad it's in Jersey.
Feb 21, 2013 1:48PM
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Bruce is so passe. Give it a break! He is only good when he plays for free at democratic fundraisers for Barack Hussein O. Burn the place down and erect a giant monument to Melissa Etheridge. Now thats swingin.
Feb 21, 2013 1:04PM
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For some (not me) it's like saying "...just because at some point Edison invented the light bulb there?".  For a huge BS fan (no pun intended) like my sister, it would be a steal.  All value is relative (again, no pun intended)
Feb 21, 2013 12:12PM
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$350K for a "cottage" ? Just because at one point in time Bruce Springstine rented it? Seriously? Either I'm getting really old or the owners think everyone is really naive. (or both?)

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