Bruce (and others) join Roy Orbison for the filming of Roy Orbison & Friends: "A Black & White Night
", shot in beautiful black and white and broadcast on Cinemax in January 1988. The film is shot in the Cocoanut Grove, a nightclub in the now-torn-down Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Orbison's cover of Elvis Costello's "The Comedians" requires three takes. Backing group is the TCB Band (who accompanied Elvis Presley between 1969-77) . The resulting film is later released on Roy Orbison & Friends, A Black & White Night .