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Hall of Fame honours Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen will headline at Glastonbury this summer

Rock star Bruce Springsteen is to be honoured with his own exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

The display, entitled From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, will open on 1 April.

Three days later, the hall will hold its annual induction ceremony.

Springsteen - also known as The Boss - has just released his 24th album. He became an inductee in 1999.

Springsteen has donated several of his own possessions for the show, which is expected to run until the spring of 2010.

"He's someone we've always wanted to do a big exhibit on," Jim Henke, the hall's curator, told the AP news agency.

"So it's one of those things that I'd bring up with his manager from time to time. Last summer they said, 'Yes, it makes sense now'."

Mr Henke said the Springsteen exhibit could end up being the most extensive the hall has held to date.

Previous displays have focused on the lives and careers of John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles.

Full support

The rocker has provided various guitars, including the one he holds on the cover of the Born To Run album.

The exhibit will also include scrapbooks and notebooks in which Springsteen wrote many song lyrics.

"Once [Springsteen] knew this was real, that it would really happen, he wanted it to have as much depth as it could possibly have," said Jon Landau, Springsteen's manager and a board member of the hall.

"He is fully behind this exhibition and the effort the museum has made to really get things right."

This year has already proved a busy one for Springsteen and is set to get even busier.

He performed during festivities surrounding the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

He released his latest album, Working on a Dream, in January. Then he was the half-time entertainment at the Super Bowl last month.

He is planning a major tour which will begin on 1 April in San Jose, California, and he will headline at June's Glastonbury festival, topping the bill on the show's Saturday night.



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