Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. He spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, his life changed completely.
Manzoor’s life, as chronicled in his memoir Greetings from Bury Park, is the inspiration behind the new movie Blinded by the Light. To celebrate the movie and our general love for all things The Boss, we pulled together a playlist of all of the songs in the book—the perfect soundtrack for this heartwarming story.
If you can’t see the Spotify playlist below, click here.