Nils Hilmer Lofgren ( born June 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rock musician. Lofgren was known primarily for his stage show in his live performances. He played for example regular guitar while he jumped trampoline. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who has mastered addition to guitar and piano and accordion.
At the age of 17 years was one Lofgren at the tape of Neil Young and played on the album After The Goldrush piano. During this time he also played with his own band called Grin four albums a. After the departure of Mick Taylor Lofgren should enter with the Rolling Stones policy. 1975 started Lofgren his career as a solo artist and had songs like Back It Up, Keith Do not Go ( this song is from Keith Richards ' drug problems ), I Came to Dance and Shine Silently and No Mercy some successful hit singles. In Germany, he was the music fans, especially 1976 and 1979 known for his appearances in Rockpalast. At this time, Lofgren has published many plates einheimsten immense critical acclaim but remained commercially unsuccessful.
Lofgren in 1984 became a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Streetband and assumed the role of second guitarist. He replaced Steven Van Zandt, who wanted to take care of his solo projects. End of the 1980s to Springsteen separated from his E Street Band. Lofgren published in the following several albums and went as a sideman with Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Neil Young, Ringo Starr 's All Starr Band on tour. 1999 saw the reunion of the E Street Band, playing together in the van Zandt and Lofgren ever since.