Send-off from Springsteen

March 18, 2013
Bruce Springsteeen (AP)

Bruce Springsteeen (AP)

At the recent funeral of Maidenhead Reform Synagogue congregant Paul Jackson, one of the pieces of music played was Book of Dreams by Bruce Springsteen.

What was unusual was that the song was requested by the rock star himself.

Mr Jackson’s wife Robin and Mr Springsteen’s wife, Patti, go back a long way and the two families became friends.
As officiating Rabbi Jonathan Romain explained at the service, Mr Springsteen was unable to come over but wanted to participate and asked that the song be played as his own personal tribute.

Last updated: 9:45am, March 18 2013