1964-12-25 Springsteen Residence, Freehold, NJ

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Bruce's mother Adele, seeing Bruce's focused attention on learning how to play his acoustic guitar over the past year and knowing of his strong wish to have an electric guitar, takes out a personal loan for $60 (about $600 in current terms) and buys Bruce a Japanese-made "Kent" electric guitar and amplifier package as a Christmas present, an event later memorialized in Bruce's 1987 song "The Wish". This is Bruce's first electric guitar and he immediately immerses himself in fast-tracking his playing skills.

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