Scottsdale’s Nils Lofgren Became Famous as a Member of the E Street Band; Now He Gets the Spotlight with New Box Set

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Lofgren’s spread is impressive. He and his wife share a beautiful 1935 adobe home, built by Arizona architect George Ellis, with their four dogs. A gorgeous ’51 Chevy pickup sits on the lot, along with a 1968 Cadillac DeVille with a cow skull affixed to the grill. There’s a full basketball court, though 63-year‑old Lofgren doesn’t play as much as he used to — he’s going easy on his titanium hips, replaced just a few years ago after a life of pick-up basketball games and onstage stunts. Lofgren’s short; his low center of gravity encouraged an aggressively physical performing style, incorporating dramatic back flips and guitar acrobatics.

Lofgren’s career as a sideman is one of the most illustrious in rock ‘n’ roll history. Playing alongside Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Ringo Starr, he’s toured the world and performed for massive crowds. But,

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