Monday, February 22, 2016

Musical Interlude: Dancing in the Dark (1984)

Bruce Springsteen----star maker?!? Yep.

"The Boss" released "Dancing in the Dark" as the first single off 1984's "Born in the USA", and while the infectious rhythm kept "Dancing" on car radios throughout the spring and summer of '84, the concert clip for the song introduced America to a young, aspiring actress who'd become an icon herself, Courtney Cox.

Cox parlayed "Dancing" into a very successful television career, although her first series, 1985's Misfits of Science, did a tank job in the ratings for NBC. She'd follow up with Friends, and the rest is history. Today, she's a co-executive producer, with ex-husband David Arquette, among others, of the syndicated game show, Celebrity Name Game. Bruce was just in town a couple of weeks back, but average guys like ye scribe can't afford to pay through the nose for tickets......

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