Bruce Springsteen Recalls Obama’s Special Request

During a recent appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Bruce Springsteen revealed his reaction when he first heard the unusual request of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

This summer, Barack Obama and Springsteen announced their brand new book, ‘The Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.,’ which will be released on October 26. They also released a special podcast under the same name.

In a recent interview the duo joined, Obama revealed how he first thought about making a project with Springsteen. Obama mentioned that he thought a conversation about being a man and being an American would be interesting for lots of people. For such a topic, he wanted to work with Springsteen and called him from his mobile phone.

However, Springsteen assumed that Obama had the wrong phone number when he called him at first. As Springsteen said, he was pretty shocked to hear the invite from the former President because he was a casual man who is only a guitar player that graduated from high school in New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen on his first conversation with Obama:

“I initially thought that he had gotten a wrong number when he called me. I answered and said, ‘Okay let me figure this out. I am a guitar-playing, high school graduate from Freehold, New Jersey, and you wanted me to do what?'”

You can check out the conversation below.