It was a long time coming — Adele Springsteen had been battling Alzheimer's for well over a decade — but it still came as a blow to hear about the passing of the Springsteen community's matriarch this past Thursday.
As Jon Pareles wrote in his New York Times column (link below), "anyone who’s ever shouted along on a chorus with an arena full of Springsteen fans — those choruses that often break through the darker thoughts in the verses — clearly owes Adele Springsteen some thanks." Or maybe even a lot.
Rest in peace to a very special lady, and thoughts and prayers to the entire Springsteen clan; you can read some of the tributes below, along with an opportunity to add your own.
New York Times: "The Mother Who Gave Springsteen His Rock ’n’ Roll Spirit" (paywall removed)
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A note from Stevie:
And finally, this wonderful Danny Clinch shot from Patti: