Guitarist Nils Lofgren happy to be a band member and a bandleader

Nils Lofgren has thrived as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as a solo musician.
Nils Lofgren has thrived as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as a solo musician.PHOTO: CARRIE MOTZING

WASHINGTON • Guitarist Nils Lofgren is the rare musician who is more well-known as a band member than as a bandleader.

When you play a key role on such albums as Neil Young's Tonight's The Night, Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel Of Love and Lou Reed's The Bells, that is your fate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'Happy to be a band member and a bandleader'. Print Edition | Subscribe