Bruce played this song 5 times
Generally sung by Clarence Clemons when Bruce broke a guitar string. ( 1974 - 1975 )
Two shows (8.00pm and 11.00pm), double bill, with Springsteen and band headlining and Jimmy Spheeris opening. Bruce breaks a guitar string during "Spirit In The Night" and so we get the first known rendition of Clarence's time-filling comedy number "Gimme That Wine".
1974-04-28 - SCOTT AMPHITHEATER, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE, SWARTHMORE, PA1974-09-19 - THE MAIN POINT, BRYN MAWR, PA (early)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band the sole act on the bill. This was the public performance debut as E Street Band members for Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan. Violinist Suki Lahav would begin appearances with the band on October 4, however Suki (then-wife of 914 Sound Studios engineer Louis Lahav) was always considered a 'guest' performer, never an official member of the E Street Band.
1974-09-19 - THE MAIN POINT, BRYN MAWR, PA (early)
1974-12-07 - GENEVA THEATRE, GENEVA, NY
One show, double bill with Springsteen & the E Street Band headlining and folk stylist Jae Mason opening, Clarence Clemons takes lead vocals on "Gimme That Wine", which appears in the set once again when Springsteen breaks a guitar string and needs time to change it, leaving the band to vamp until his return.
Bruce broke a guitar string and he didn't have any backup. That's what caused the band to perform "Gimme That Wine".