Bruce covered the song 6 times :
The songs were exclusively played at the Roxy Theatre; West Hollywood in Oktober 1975. Not to be confused with Bruce Springsteen's 1977 studio outtake"I'm goin' back
1975-10-16 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This was the opening of a four-night (six-show) residency at the club. This first night was a single show and, unknown to Bruce, Colombia Records had reserved many of the seats for media and industry people - a situation that Springsteen gradually became aware of during the show (by the lack of the usual audience enthusiasm) and one that he was very miffed about after the show and then mentioned to the audience at the following night’s shows. Songwriter Carole King was present at this show and Springsteen premiered and dedicated a heartfelt rendition of her 1966 song “Goin' Back” to her. Other luminaries present include Jack Nicholson, Peter Boyle, Robert de Niro, Jackson Browne, Jim Messina and Neil Diamond. It may have been at this show that de Niro heard Springsteen's "you talkin' to me
?" schtick that he later famously improvised in Taxi Driver.
Springsteen dedicated the song to Roger McGuinn of The Byrds who covered and released GOIN' BACK in 1967. The early 17 Oct 1975 show was broadcast live on Los Angeles' KWST-FM.
1975-10-17 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (late)
1975-10-18 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (late)
1975-10-19 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
1988-03-04 - DEAN E. SMITH STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER, CHAPEL HILL, NC
Bruce covered the song also during a fascinating soundcheck of 60’s songs during the "tunnel of love tour".
songs soundchecked on 1988-03-04 :