So it was no surprise when Springsteen, Van Zandt and company played “Born to Run” Thursday night at their concert in Coventry, England, and dedicated it to Gandolfini, who died Wednesday of a
Not just the song, but the entire album, which the E Streeters played in its entirety in the middle of their three-hour show.
Springsteen referred to Gandolfini, best known for his breakout performance as Mafia boss Tony Soprano, as "our great friend," and Van Zandt earlier had released a statement saying, "I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time."
Van Zandt, who also had a hand in selecting recordings that were used, allowed the use of the song "Affection" by his group, Little Steven and the Boys during the third season.
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