There’s a missing piano in New Jersey.
And not just any piano. The piano that helped write BORN TO RUN, and other Bruce Springsteen hits.
The year was 1974, and Springsteen was renting a cottage from “Landlordess” Marilyn Rocky. In the cottage was an upright piano the Boss used to write the tracks for the album that would solidify his career, Born To Run. After finishing the record and moving out, the entire band autographed the piano and left it for Rocky as a gift. Only, she never knew about the gesture.
In 1995, when she cleared out the house prior to its sale, she found out one week too late about what the band had done for her. By then, the piano has been put out on the street and taken by a mysterious individual, it’s fate unknown. After the fact, she ran into E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who informed her of what she had lost.
Twenty years later, the house is back on the market again, and Rocky is hoping the renewed interest in the address will spark new leads in locating the lost piano, and giving her back her Glory Days.