American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham pays homage to his favorite songwriter with his moody cover of “Highway Patrolman.”
This date in Springsteen history is full of notable events: from the famous MTV “Plugged” show to the infamous “ex-girlfriend’ show, from the very first “A Love So Fine” to the start of the talk show circuit for Bruce’s autobiography–all this and much more from this date.
My first and only “surprise” Bruce appearance was a tremendous show featuring Peter Wolf, Jackson Browne, and Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul.
Want to know why Bruce Springsteen became known as the “Fastest Guitar in Asbury Park?” Listen to this.
The Wrecking Ball tour wraps, the No Nukes! shows kick off, and Bruce opens a telethon for a nation in desperate need of healing–all on this date. Plus: early birthday surprises!
Bruce doesn’t play “Brown Eyed Girl” often, but when he does, it’s a singalong highlight, with no teleprompter required.
On this date: Bruce films the video for “Lonesome Day” and photobombs a couple’s engagement photos. Plus, Patti appears solo on Letterman, the live debut of “County Fair,” the first full-album show on the 2009 tour, and an official archive series show in Passaic. Whew! Lots of highlights today…
My all-time favorite Bruce cover: a tender re-working of “Tougher Than the Rest” by a vocalist with the emotional range to perfectly capture the song’s nuance.
Today in Springsteen history: Max and Roy make their E Street Band debut, Ronald Reagan misunderstands “Born in the USA,” and Bruce debuts a brand new song in Providence. Oh, and that legendary Passaic show… Lots of highlights today, check ’em all out!
Part novelty and part testimony to the E Street Band’s versatility, Bruce opened several early shows with a cover of Duke Ellington’s last great hit.