The Darkness Sessions: Photographs of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from 1978 – Rolling Stone
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The Darkness Sessions: Photographs of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from 1978

Darkness, Front Cover

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Bruce Springsteen, Haddonfield, New Jersey, 1978.

Bruce Spingsteen

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Bruce Spingsteen

Bruce Springsteen in front of the "cabbage roses' wallpaper, Haddonfield, New Jersey, 1978.

The Sitdown at Shellow's

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

The Sitdown at Shellow’s

(From left) Garry Talent, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Federici, Steven Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg and Clarence Clemons at Shellow's Ice Cream shop in East Camden, New Jersey, 1978.

Corvette Winter

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Corvette Winter

"Bruce seemed to come to Haddonfield in a different vehicle each time. After his initial visit in that old Chevy pick-up truck, the next day, Sunday, he arrived in a slick '60 Corvette. I think that was his pride and joy. It was loaded, it was sleek, it ruled Route 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike. I imagined what it would be like to be Bruce, cruising that Vette up the Pike under that giant Exxon sign in the wee, wee hours, thinking up song ideas while listening to his favorite tunes in that bad-ass Corvette."

-Frank Stefanko.

Bangin' the Pleasure Machine

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Bangin’ the Pleasure Machine

Bruce Springsteen playing pinball while Clarence Clemons, Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt watch, East Camden, New Jersey, 1978.

The Crew

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

The Crew

(From left) Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt, Garry Talent and Danny Frederici in New York City, 1978.

Jungleland

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Jungleland

(From left) Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Danny Federici in New York City, 1978.

Up on the Roof

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Up on the Roof

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band take a break from recording for a photo on the roof of the Record Plant Studios in New York City, 1978.

Shooting Over Manhattan

Photograph by Frank Stefanko

Shooting Over Manhattan

Photographer Frank Stefanko shooting Springsteen in New York City, 1978.

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