ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Bruce Springsteen is paying tribute to a boardwalk fortuneteller he made famous in a song.
Madam Marie Castello, who told fortunes on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in New Jersey, died recently. She was 93.
Springsteen wrote about her in his 1973 song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)."
In a posting on his Web site, Springsteen remembers Castello as a boardwalk fixture at the Temple of Knowledge.
"I'd sit across from her on the metal guard rail bordering the beach, and watched as she led the day-trippers into the small back room where she would unlock a few of the mysteries of their future," he writes. "She always told me mine looked pretty good — she was right."
Springsteen adds: "Over here on E Street, we will miss her."