Bruce on the artist
2016-01-16 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
Bruce played the song ' Rebel Rebel
' as a tribute after David Bowie’s passing in 2016:
intro to the song:
"He supported our music way, way, way back in the early beginning. In 1973 he rang me up and I visited him in Philly where he was making the Young Americans record. He covered some of my music, It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
and Growin' Up
, when he was a big supporter of ours. I took a Greyhound bus down to Philadelphia. That's how early it was. Anyway, we're thinking of him."
In 1973, Bowie was the first artist to cover Springsteen (Growin'up) with Ronny Wood on guitar, during the Diamond Dog sessions.
"Over here on E Street, we’re feeling the great loss of David Bowie. David was a visionary artist and an early supporter of our music. Always changing and ahead of the curve, he was an artist whose excellence you aspired to. He will be sorely missed.