2016-10-19 Claridge's, London, England

Bruce is interviewed by a number of different journalists to promote his autobiography. It's likely all the interviews took place in his hotel, Claridge's, in central London. He sits down with BBC radio DJ Simon Mayo for his Drivetime radio show. The 30-minute interview is broadcast the following day on Radio 2. Springsteen was also interviewed in the same hotel room by BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt, broadcast on 6 Music's Breakfast show on October 21. Bruce talks about his tribute to Chuck Berry (who announced a new album this week aged 90), hitchhiking from NYC to Philadelphia to hang out in the studio with Bowie in 1972 and why Martin Scorsese would be his "first choice" to direct a film of his book. Springsteen was also interviewed by Will Gompertz for BBC Radio Oxford, broadcast October 23, and Ryan Tubridy for the Late Late Show, which is broadcast on Ireland's RTE1 on November 4. This interview was due to begin at 4:45pm.

During this session Bruce was probably also interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs, which was broadcast on December 18 on BBC Radio 4. The eight songs that Springsteen chose to take to the island were "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" (The Beatles), "It's All Over Now" (The Rolling Stones), "Madame George" (Van Morrison), "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye), "Out Of Sight" (James Brown), "Like A Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan), and Bruce's choice for the one record to save from the sea), and "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (Four Tops). His initial choice for the luxury was a chef, but after being told that no living things were allowed, he settled for a guitar. Bruce's book choice was Joe Klein's Woody Guthrie: A Life.

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