Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Starts 3 Day Run on “Tonight Show,” Calls out Great R&B Singers, Says Wife Patti Will Never Be Called “Grandma”


Bruce Springsteen started his three day run on Fallon last night. He had a great talk with Jimmy, calling out Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and the late Sam Cooke as his inspirations.

We also learned that Bruce’s wife Patti Scialfa will not be called “Grandma” by their first grandchild. And Bruce doesn’t want to be called “The Boss,” he joked.

Bruce had no less than eight backup singers with him. Two of them are quite famous– Vaneese Thomas and Fonzie Thornton. Vaneese is the daughter of legend Rufus Thomas and sister of Stax star Carla Thomas, Fonzie sang with Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. They are the creme de la creme.

There’s more tonight!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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