Nils Lofgren wurde am 21. Juni 1951 in Chicago, IL geboren. Neben Gitarre beherrscht Nils ausserdem Klavier und Akkordeon.
Mit 17 Jahren schloss er sich der Band von Neil Young an und wirkte auf dessen Album "After the Goldrush" mit. Zeitgleich spielte er mit seiner eigenen Band "Grin" vier Alben ein, die von den Musikkritikern mit viel Lob überschüttet wurden. In Deutschland wurde er den Musikfans vor allem 1976 und 1979 durch seine Auftritte im WDR "Rockpalast" bekannt.
Nach einigen Plattenerfolgen in Europa und den USA, wurde er 1984 offizielles Mitglied von Bruce Springsteens
E Street Band. Ferner arbeite er mit namhaften Künstlern wie Ringo Starr, Patti Scialfa und Neil Young zusammen. 


Nils Lofgren spielte drei Konzerte für den WDR-Rockpalast in Deutschland
  

18. Mai 1976
WDR Studio L, Köln


Cry Tough
It's Not A Crime
Keith Don't Go
Going Back
Share A Little
Jailbait
Like Rain
Rock 'n' Roll Crook
Back It Up
6. Oktober 1979
Grugahalle Essen
mit Mitch Ryder und Southside Johnny

Keith Don't Go
A Fool Like Me
Beggar's Day
No Mercy
It's Not A Crime
Like Rain
Heart of Fire
Cry Tough
Going Back
You're So Easy
I Came To Dance
It's Over
Listen to my Heart
Moon Tears
Soft Fun 
25. Juli 1991
Live Music Hall, Köln


Sticks And Stones 
Keith Don't go 
Rock'n'Roll Crook 
Cry Tough 
Trouble's Back 
Delivery Night 
Bein' Angry 
Moon Tears 
Girl In Motion 
Valentine 
Sun Hasn't Set 
Across The Tracks 
I Don't Want To Talk About It 
Silver Lining 
Walkin' Nerve 
Gun And Run 
Anytime At All 
No Mercy 
Back It Up 
Shine Silently 
See What Our Love Can Do 
I Came To Dance 
Hang On Sloopy
Nils Lofgrens Zusammenarbeit mit Bruce Springsteen:

   
1985 - We Are The World, "Trapped", Live
1985 - "Janey Don't You Lose Heart", Single
1986 - "
Live 75-85"
1987 - "
Chimes Of Freedom", Single
1987 - "
Tunnel Of Love"
1988 - "
Video Anthology", Video / DVD
1988 - "Folkways: Vision Shared"
1995 - "
Greatest Hits"
1995 - "
Blood Brothers", Video / DVD 
1996 - "Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame" 
1999 - "
Tracks"
2001 - "
Live in New York City"
2002 - "
The Rising"
2003 - "
Live in Barcelona", DVD
2007 - "
Magic"
2008 - "
Magic Tour Highlights Live", EP
2009 - "
Greatest Hits / Walmart Special"
2009 - "
Greatest Hits (Europe Release)"
2009 - "
Working on a Dream"
2014 - "
High Hopes"
2014 - "
American Beauty"
2015 - "
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection"
  

Veröffentlichungen:
   

     

Nils Lofgren & Grin: Nils Lofgren & Neil Young:
  
1971 - Grin
1972 - 1+1
1973 - All Out
1973 - Gone Crazy
  
1970 - After the Goldrush
1975 - Tonight's The Night
1982 - Trans
1993 - MTV Unplugged
Nils Lofgren Soloalben: Nils Lofgren & andere Künstler:
  
1975 - Nils Lofgren
1975 - Back It Up!! (Live)
1976 - Cry Tough
1977 - I Came to Dance
1978 - Night After Night
1979 - Nils
1981 - Night Fades Away
1981 - Best of Nils Lofgren
1982 - Rhythm Romance vinyl only
1983 - Wonderland
1985 - Flip
1986 - Code Of The Road (Live)
1987 - Classics Vol. 13 / Best Of Nils Lofgren
1990 - Walk Don't Run, Best Of
1991 - Silver Lining
1992 - Crooked Line 
1993 - Every Breath (Soundtrack)
1993 - Live On The Test (Live)
1994 - Code Of The Road (Live)
1994 - Soft Fun, Tough Tears – Best Of with Grin
1995 - Damaged Goods
1995 - Shine Silently
1996 - Steal Your Heart
1997 - Acoustic Live
1997 - Archive Live, Live in N.J. Stone Pony 1985 (Live)
1998 - Into the Night (Live)
1998 - Best Of A&M Years, Nils & Grin
1998 - New Lives BBC (Live)
1999 - Ultimate Collection
2001 - Bootleg 1975 (Live)
2001 - Breakaway Angel
2002 - Tuff Stuff - The Best of the All-Madden Team Band
2003 - Nils Lofgren Band Live (Live)
2006 - Sacred Weapon
2008 - The Loner – Nils Sings Neil
2010 - Five Alive (EP mit 5 Tracks)
2011 - Old School
2014 - Face the Music (10CD Box Set)
2015 - UK 2015 - Face the Music Tour
  
1968 - Get Together (Paul Dowell)
1971 - Big Mouth (Big Mouth)
1971 - Crazy Horse (Crazy Horse)
1971 - Stills 2 (Stephen Stills)
1972 - Jerry Williams (Jerry Williams)
1974 - Insane Asylum (Kathi McDonald)
1976 - Daddy's Girl (Charlie and the Pep Boys)
1978 - Read My Lips (Tim Curry)
1978 - Peter Johnson (Peter C. Johnson)
1979 - Tears (Tears)
1981 - Rocketville (John Guernsey)
1986 - John Eddie (John Eddie)
1986 - Rod Stewart (Rod Stewart)
1987 - Little Drummer Boy (Bob Seger)
1987 - Ready Or Not (Lou Gramm)
1988 - Streets (Steve Forbert)
1989 - Long Hard Look (Lou Gramm)
1989 - Everything Goes (New Keys)
1990 - Gypsy Beat (Brother's Figaro)
1990 - All Starr's (Ringo Starr)
1993 - Rumble Doll (Patti Scialfa)
1993 - All Starr's Vol. 2 (Ringo Starr)
1994 - Buckshot LeGonque (Branford Marsalis)
1995 - Gravity (Red Henry)
1996 - Go Cat Go (Carl Perkins)
1996 - Life it Large (The Kennedys)
1996 - Linda Dunn (Linda Dunn)
1996 - Ready For This (Tommy Lepson)
1996 - Middle of the Night (Vicky Childs)
1997 - Sing Me A Story (Bob McGrath)
1997 - Flemington (Danny Federici)
1997 - Lincoln (Lincoln)
1999 - Another Shade of Blue (Bobby Manriques)
2001 - Anthology (Ringo Starr)
2004 - 23rd Street Lullaby (Patti Scialfa)
2005 - Praying the Blues (Bobby Manriquez)
2006 - Last Man Standing (Jerry Lee Lewis)
2007 - Play It As It Lays (Patti Scialfa)
2010 - Mean Old Man (Jerry Lee Lewis)

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