In the wink of a young girl’s eyes

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 17

Nuke1967: The People’s Republic of China announces the first successful test of its thermonuclear weapon.

Bruce Springsteen1984: Culled from roughly 100 songs recorded over the previous year and a half, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. is released. It becomes one of the biggest albums of the 80s, remaining at #1 for seven weeks and selling more than 15 million copies. It also launches seven Top Ten singles: Dancing in the Dark (#2), Cover Me (#7), Born in the U.S.A. (#9), I’m On Fire (#6), Glory Days (#5), I’m Goin’ Down (#9) and My Hometown (#6).