Steven Van Zandt

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Birth Name: Steven Van Zandt
Born: 11/22/1950
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Born Steven Lento on Nov. 22, 1950 in Winthrop, MA, he took his surname from his stepfather, William Van Zandt, who moved the family to Middletown Township, NJ in 1957. Like many young men and women of his generation, Van Zandt was consumed by the idea of starting his own rock-n-roll band after seeing the Beatles perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971). He found a compatriot in Bruce Springsteen, a fellow Italian-American whose passion for music had spurred him to form several bands in the Asbury Park, New Jersey area. Van Zandt and Springsteen would perform together in an ever-changing array of bands between the late '60s and the mid-1970s, including Springsteen's Steel Mill, St... Continue Bio >>

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