Springsteen sacking the E-Street band
In 1989, at the height of his commercial success, Bruce Springsteen informed the legendary E Street Band that he was moving to LA and would no longer require their services as a backing group. Cue an immediate slump in commercial appeal, muted critical response and accusations he was 'going Hollywood'. It took a move back to New Jersey and a reunion with the E Street Band to resurrect The Boss' career a full decade after it went awry. Springsteen recently declared the 1990s a 'lost period'.