Roy J. Bittan (born July 2, 1949, New York City, NY) is an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, which he joined on August 23, 1974. Bittan, nicknamed The Professor, plays the piano, organ, accordion and synthesizers. Bittan has played on several dozen albums, not only for Springsteen but also as a session musician primarily for notable singer-songwriters, and rock and pop artists which include David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Tracy Chapman, Chicago, Catie Curtis, Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, Ian Hunter, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, Celine Dion, Patty Smyth, Jim Steinman, and Bonnie Tyler. In April 2014, Bittan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The E Street Band.
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List of songs co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Roy Bittan:
Real World
Roll Of The Dice
Trouble In Paradise

Born To Run (1975)
"Thunder Road" (Fender Rhodes, glockenspiel)
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (piano)
"Night" (piano, harpsichord, glockenspiel)
"Backstreets" (piano, organ)
"She's The One" (piano, harpsichord, organ)
"Meeting Across The River" (piano)
"Jungleland" (piano)

Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
(piano, backing vocals)
"Badlands"
"Adam Raised A Cain"
"Something In The Night"
"Candy's Room"
"Racing In The Street"
"The Promised Land"
"Factory"
"Streets Of Fire"
"Prove It All Night"
"Darkness On The Edge Of Town"

The River (1980)
(piano, backing vocals)
"The Ties That Bind"
"Sherry Darling"
"Jackson Cage"
"Two Hearts"
"Independence Day"
"Hungry Heart"
"Out In The Street"
"Crush On You"
"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)"
"I Wanna Marry You"
"The River"
"Point Blank"
"Cadillac Ranch
"I'm A Rocker" (piano, organ)
"Fade Away"
"Stolen Car"
"Ramrod"
"The Price You Pay"
"Drive All Night" (organ)
"Wreck On The Highway"

Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
(piano, synthesizer, backing vocals)
"Born In The U.S.A." (synthesizer)
"Cover Me"
"Darlington County"
"Working On The Highway"
"Downbound Train"
"I'm On Fire"
"No Surrender"
"Bobby Jean"
"I'm Goin' Down"
"Glory Days"
"Dancing In The Dark"
"My Hometown"

Tunnel Of Love (1987)
"Tunnel Of Love" (synthesizer)
"Brilliant Disguise" (keyboard)

Human Touch (1992)
"Human Touch" (keyboard)
"57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" (keyboard)
"Cross My Heart" (keyboard)
"Gloria's Eyes" (keyboard)
"With Every Wish" (keyboard)
"Roll Of The Dice" (keyboard)
"Real World" (keyboard)
"All Or Nothin' At All" (keyboard)
"Man's Job" (keyboard)
"I Wish I Were Blind" (keyboard)
"The Long Goodbye" (keyboard)

Lucky Town (1992)
"Leap Of Faith" (keyboard)
"The Big Muddy" (keyboard)
"Living Proof" (keyboard)

The Rising (2002)
(keyboards, piano, mellotron, Kurzweil, pump organ, Korg M1, crumar)
"Lonesome Day"
"Into The Fire"
"Waitin' On A Sunny Day"
"Nothing Man"
"Countin' On A Miracle"
"Empty Sky"
"Worlds Apart"
"Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)"
"Further On (Up The Road)"
"The Fuse"
"Mary's Place"
"You're Missing"
"The Rising"
"Paradise"
"My City Of Ruins"

Magic (2007)
(piano, organ)
"Radio Nowhere"
"You'll Be Comin' Down"
"Livin' In The Future"
"Your Own Worst Enemy"
"Gypsy Biker"
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes"
"I'll Work For Your Love"
"Magic"
"Last To Die"
"Long Walk Home"
"Devil's Arcade"

Working On A Dream (2009)
(piano, organ, accordion)
"Outlaw Pete"
"My Lucky Day"
"Working On A Dream"
"Queen Of The Supermarket"
"What Love Can Do"
"This Life"
"Good Eye"
"Tomorrow Never Knows"
"Life Itself"
"Kingdom Of Days"
"Surprise, Surprise"
"The Last Carnival"

High Hopes (2014)
"High Hopes" (piano)
"Harry's Place" (piano)
"American Skin (41 Shots)" (piano)
"Just Like Fire Would" (piano)
"Frankie Fell In Love" (piano)
"This Is Your Sword" (piano, organ)
"The Ghost Of Tom Joad" (piano)
"The Wall" (piano)
"Dream Baby Dream" (piano)

Greatest Hits (1995)
(piano, synthesizer, backing vocals)
"Secret Garden"
"Murder Incorporated"
"Blood Brothers"
"This Hard Land"

Tracks (1998)
"Linda Let Me Be The One" (piano)
"Give The Girl A Kiss" (piano)
"Iceman" (piano)
"Bring On The Night" (piano)
"So Young And In Love" (piano)
"Hearts Of Stone" (piano)
"Don't Look Back" (piano)
"Restless Nights" (piano)
"A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pittsburgh)" (piano)
"Roulette" (piano)
"Dollhouse" (piano)
"Where The Bands Are" (piano)
"Loose Ends" (piano)
"Living On The Edge Of The World" (piano)
"Wages Of Sin" (piano)
"Take 'Em As They Come" (piano)
"Be True" (piano)
"Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own" (piano)
"I Wanna Be With You" (piano)
"Mary Lou" (piano)
"Stolen Car" (piano)
"Johnny Bye-Bye" (keyboards)
"Cynthia" (keyboard)
"My Love Will Not Let You Down" (piano)
"This Hard Land" (piano)
"Frankie" (piano)
"TV Movie" (piano)
"Stand On It" (piano)
"Lion's Den" (piano)
"Car Wash" (piano)
"Rockaway The Days" (piano)
"Brothers Under The Bridges ('83)" (piano)
"Man At The Top" (piano)
"Pink Cadillac" (piano)
"Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" (piano)
"Seven Angels" (keyboard)
"Gave It A Name" (keyboard)
"Over The Rise" (keyboard)
"When The Lights Go Out" (keyboard)
"Loose Change" (keyboard)
"Trouble In Paradise" (keyboard)
"Happy" (keyboard)
"Back In Your Arms" (keyboard)

18 Tracks (1999)
"Trouble River" (keyboard)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003)
"From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" (piano)
"None But The Brave" (piano)
"County Fair" (piano)

The Promise (2010)
(piano, backing vocals)
"Racing In The Street ('78)"
"Gotta Get That Feeling"
"Outside Looking In"
"Someday (We'll Be Together)"
"One Way Street"
"Because The Night"
"Wrong Side Of The Street"
"The Brokenhearted"
"Rendezvous"
"Candy's Boy"
"Save My Love"
"Ain't Good Enough For You"
"Fire"
"Spanish Eyes"
"It's A Shame"
"Come On (Let's Go Tonight)"
"Talk To Me"
"The Little Things (My Baby Does)"
"Breakaway"
"The Promise"
"City Of Night"
"The Way"

American Beauty (EP) (2014)
"Hey Blue Eyes" (piano)

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (2015)
(piano, backing vocals)
"Cindy"
"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)"
"The Price You Pay"
"Meet Me In The City"
"The Man Who Got Away"
"Little White Lies"
"The Time That Never Was"
"Night Fire"
"Whitetown"
"Chain Lightning"
"Party Lights"
"Paradise By The "C""
"Stray Bullet"
"Held Up Without A Gun"

Various and Assorted
"Blood Brothers (rock version)" (Blood Brothers EP) (piano, keyboard, synthesizer)
"High Hopes" (Blood Brothers EP) (piano, keyboard, synthesizer)
"Without You" (Blood Brothers EP) (piano, keyboard, synthesizer)
"American Skin (41 Shots)" (2001 promotion-only single) (piano, keyboard)

Say Goodbye to Hollywood (Single) (1977) (Ronnie Spector)
"Say Goodbye To Hollywood" (piano)

Dedication (1980) (Gary U.S. Bonds)
(keyboards)
"Jolé Blon"
"This Little Girl"
"Your Love"
"Dedication"

On The Line (1982) (Gary U.S. Bonds)
(keyboards)
"Out Of Work"
"Love's On The Line"
"Angelyne"

Donna Summer (1983) (Donna Summer)
"Protection" (acoustic piano)

All appearances with Springsteen (excluding E Street Band and 1992–1993 World Tour Band appearances):
  1. 1974-08-23 - 914 SOUND REHEARSAL ROOM, BLAUVELT, NY (rehearsal)
  2. 1974-11-03 - RADIO STATION WMMR-FM, PHILADELPHIA, PA (interview)
  3. 1974-12-29 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Blackberry Booze Band)
  4. 1976-01-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Southside Johnny)
  5. 1977-01-00 - CBS STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Ronnie Spector recording session)
  6. 1977-05-12 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ (Asbury Park All-Star Revue)
  7. 1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ (early) (Asbury Park All-Star Revue)
  8. 1977-05-13 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ (late) (Asbury Park All-Star Revue)
  9. 1977-12-31 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ (Southside Johnny)
  10. 1978-08-31 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH (Southside Johnny)
  11. 1979-01-11 - LOCK STOCK AND BARREL, FAIR HAVEN, NJ (Clarence Clemons birthday party)
  12. 1980-07-00 - THE POWER STATION, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Gary U.S. Bonds recording session)
  13. 1982-02-00 - THE POWER STATION, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Gary U.S. Bonds recording session)
  14. 1982-03-00 - WESTLAKE STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA (Donna Summer recording session)
  15. 1982-12-31 - HARKNESS HOUSE FOR BALLET ARTS, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Steve Van Zandt wedding reception)
  16. 1984-06-21 - THE VILLAGE, LANCASTER, PA
  17. 1984-10-18 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA (rescheduled)
  18. 1987-04-12 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  19. 1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  20. 1987-08-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  21. 1987-10-31 - McLOONE'S RUMRUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
  22. 1989-06-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Killer Joe)
  23. 1992-03-00 - ROY BITTAN’S RECORDING STUDIO, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  24. 1992-04-14 - ROY BITTAN’S RECORDING STUDIO, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  25. 1992-04-23 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  26. 1992-04-30 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  27. 1992-05-06 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rehearsal Show)
  28. 1992-05-09 - STUDIO 8H, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Saturday Night Live)
  29. 1992-05-20 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  30. 1992-05-21 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  31. 1992-05-23 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  32. 1992-05-29 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (rehearsal)
  33. 1993-01-12 - CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, CA (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
  34. 1994-01-27 - UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA (Concert for Life AIDS Benefit)
  35. 1994-02-00 - CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY (video shoot)
  36. 1994-03-21 - DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, LOS ANGELES, CA (Academy Awards)
  37. 1994-09-08 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (MTV Video Music Awards)
  38. 1995-03-01 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA (Grammy Awards)
  39. 1999-03-15 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
  40. 2000-12-17 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  41. 2000-12-18 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  42. 2006-05-28 - NISSAN PAVILION, BRISTOW, VA
  43. 2006-06-05 - GREEK THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA
  44. 2008-10-16 - HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Change Rocks Barack Obama Benefit)
  45. 2009-09-25 - APOLLO THEATER, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Spectacle with Elvis Costello)
  46. 2009-10-30 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert)
  47. 2009-12-13 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  48. 2010-11-03 - BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Stand Up For Heroes)
  49. 2010-11-16 - STUDIO 6B, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
  50. 2010-12-07 - CAROUSEL HOUSE, THE CASINO, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  51. 2011-10-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Boston College Benefit)
  52. 2013-02-08 - LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA (MusiCares Person of the Year)
  53. 2014-04-10 - BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
  54. 2015-11-18 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA (Shining a Light)
  55. Born In The USA - Studio Sessions
  56. Born To Run - Studio Sessions
  57. Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Studio Sessions
  58. Greatest Hits - Studio Sessions
  59. High Hopes - Studio Sessions
  60. Human Touch - Studio Sessions
  61. Lucky Town - Studio Sessions
  62. Magic - Studio Sessions
  63. The Rising - Studio Sessions
  64. The River - Studio Sessions
  65. Tracks - Studio Sessions
  66. Tunnel Of Love - Studio Sessions
  67. Working On A Dream - Studio Sessions




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