15. While the Eagles have endured decades of miserable interpretations about what the title song of their all-time great recording meant, one element of the song and album reveals itself with some clarity: Since the cover of the album is a picture of the Beverly Hills Hotel, there’s no mistaking that famous landmark as a metaphor for the trappings of American excess, particularly the Los Angeles music scene of the ’70s. 17. In 2009, fans of Bruce Springsteen beat out potential developers seeking to turn this commercial-area bungalow into another strip mall, or something. What the fans recognized is that posterity was more important than bulldozers. Why? Because this is the house where Jersey’s famous singer/songwriter/rocker penned the music for his breakout album, “Born To Run.”
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