Here’s something you don’t come across every day: an EDM remix of an acoustic cover of a minor 80s pop hit.
On this date: Bruce meets Bob Dylan for the first time and bids farewell to John Hammond. Plus: great southern shows in Richmond and Charlottesville.
“Jumbeliah” marks a transition in Bruce’s songwriting and provides a fascinating look at one of the only original compositions he created for the short-lived Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom.
The first “Shut Out the Light,” the last “The Long Goodbye,” and Bruce’s first appearance with Gary U.S. Bonds–all this and more on this date in Springsteen history.
“It’s Hard to Be Saint in the City” played an important role in Bruce’s rise to stardom, but the lesser-known acoustic version is the definitive take.
This date in Springsteen history features guest-spots galore: John Eddie, Marshall Crenshaw, Eliott Murphy, Nils Lofgren, Joe Grushecky, Greg Kihn, and Jon Bon Jovi all share a stage with Bruce. Plus: rare performances, great shows, and more.
“Melancholy, lo-fi indie” group The Boombox Hearts take a different path with their version of “Cover Me,” and it works.
Bruce’s final show at the Spectrum, a guest appearance with Neil Young and Bob Dylan, a hometown Houserockers show, and more–all from this date.
Bookended by a wild card opener and closer, punctuated by a full Born to Run album performance and the debut of Philly Elvis, my last show at the Spectrum was a memorable one.
Bruce and Cats on a Smooth Surface cover Ritchie Valens’ very first hit.