Although Bruce Springsteen maintained a thriving solo career, he recorded some of his most iconic work alongside the E Street Band, an all-star backing band that formed in October 1972. Like Springsteen himself, the E Street Band was formed in New Jersey, with the group naming itself after the road in Belmar where keyboardist David Sancious hosted the E Street Band's earliest rehearsals. Also featuring bassist Garry Tallent, sax player Clarence Clemons, keyboardist Danny Federici, and drummer Vini Lopez, the original incarnation of the E Street Band debuted on Bruce Springsteen's Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973. By the mid-1980s, the group's ever-changing lineup had expanded to include keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Max Weinberg, vocalist Patti Scialfa, and guitarists Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren. The E Street Band contributed significantly to many of Bruce Springsteen's landmark albums — including Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the U.S.A. — before Springsteen disbanded the group in 1989. Although various members appeared on Springsteen's albums throughout the 1990s, the E Street Band wasn't officially reconvened until a 1999 reunion tour, which was quickly followed by 2002's The Rising. While continuing to tour together throughout much of the 2000s and 2010s, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band also collaborated on records like 2007's Magic, 2009's Working on a Dream, 2012's Wrecking Ball, 2014's High Hopes (which was released the same year the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and 2020's Letter to You. Meanwhile, the group released a string of archival concert recordings, too, with The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts appearing in 2021.