1975 was an important year for Bruce Springsteen — probably the most important of his career.

Here’s why:

  • August 25 – Born To Run album released
  • September 20 – Born To Run (single) debuts
  • October 27 – Bruce featured on the cover of Newsweek and Time
  • December 12 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town recorded “live” at C.W. Post College in Greenvale, New York

A full decade later, on December 21, 1985, that Santa song made its debut and became the only Bruce Springsteen single to reach #1 on the charts.