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Bruce Springsteen Crashes 'Blinded By The Light' Premiere


Rock legend Bruce Springsteen crashed the premiere of new movie Blinded by the Light on Wednesday night at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.

Blinded by the Light, a British comedy-drama directed by Gurinder Chadha, was inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love for Springsteen's songs.

Manzoor co-wrote the script, with Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It is based on Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll.

Springsteen walked the red carpet with his wife Patti Scialfa and the film's director Chadha and her family. Chadha is known for directing Bend It Like Beckham.

According to Billboard, Bruce jammed some of his '80s songs in the theater, including The River's "Sherry Darling."

"No one told me that was going to happen," the film's star Viveik Kalra commented ahead of the screening, the Asbury Park Press reports.

Springsteen hits from the '70s and '80s like "Dancing in the Dark," "Cover Me," "Hungry Heart," "Born to Run" and, of course, "Blinded by the Light," are featured on the movie's soundtrack, as well as three unreleased recordings: a studio version of "I'll Stand by You," a 1979 version of "The River" that Springsteen and The E Street Band played in New York City, and a solo acoustic rendition of "The Promised Land" performed in Washington, D.C. in 2014.

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