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Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

Bruce Springsteen, Wembley Arena, London

The Boss returns to form in spiritual and spirited rock 'n' roll revival

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Jerusalem, Artemis

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The Rising, Columbia

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POP AND marriage go together like a horse and carriage on the M4 at twilight. Which is to say, you can try it but don't expect great results. Marriage is too seemly to make a good pop subject, and not sportive enough. People would surely not have enjoyed Elvis so much in 1956 if "Heartbreak Hotel" had been a song about choosing a venue for a wedding reception. Marriage is just not a pop thing - not unless for you pop is a Doris Day thing.

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WHILE Bruce Springsteen was arguing in the High Court against unauthorised releases of early recordings, it was confirmed yesterday that he will be releasing a box set of 66 songs next month, spanning his 25-year career.

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WHO HE? To some, no more than a footnote in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles, or two-and-a-half minutes on a Golden Hits of the Sixties compilation. Yet there is a convincing case to be made for Shannon as one of the true godfathers of modern pop music.

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