Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away

First performance: 23/10/1971


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 51 times:
 
Bruce played the song most of the times in combination with "She's the one". 
 
Also other songs were involved as a built up for "She's The One " (Mona / Gloria/ Preacher's daughter/ Gunslinger)

1971-10-23 - KELLER HALL GYMNASIUM, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, RICHMOND
During the early years “Not fade away” was played live (at least) 1 time with the Bruce Springsteen Band.
 
1976-11-2 6 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY

  • Darkness on the edge of town Tour
1978-07-09 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO
1978-07-12 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER THEATER, DALLAS
1978-07-15 - SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM, HOUSTON
1978-07-28 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI
1978-07-29 - BAYFRONT CENTER ARENA, ST. PETERSBURG, FL
1978-07-31 - TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM, COLUMBIA, SC
1978-08-01 - GAILLARD MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, CHARLESTON, SC
1978-08-04 - CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER, CHARLESTON, WV
1978-08-07 - WINGS STADIUM, KALAMAZOO, MI
1978-08-09 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME
1978-08-14 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA
1978-08-15 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1978-08-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
1978-08-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
1978-08-25 - NEW HAVEN VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, NEW HAVEN, CT
1978-08-26 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI
1978-08-28 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH
1978-08-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD
1978-09-05 - VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, COLUMBUS, OH
1978-09-06 - UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO
1978-09-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN
1978-09-12 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY
1978-09-13 - SPRINGFIELD CIVIC CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1978-09-15 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY
1978-09-16 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY
1978-09-17 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY
1978-09-19 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ
1978-09-25 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON
1978-09-29 - BOUTWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BIRMINGHAM, AL
1978-09-30 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA
1978-10-17 - THE TROUBADOUR, WEST HOLLYWOOD
1978-11-01 - JADWIN GYM, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NJ
1978-11-05 - UNH FIELDHOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DURHAM, NH
 
1978-12-28 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH
Played as : Not fade away- Preacher's daughter - She's the one 
 
  • Magic Tour
2008-08-23 - SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO
 
  •  Wrecking ball Tour
2012-11-17 - SPRINT CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO
2012-11-26 - ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC
2013-07-11 - IPPODROMO DELLE CAPANNELLE, ROME, ITALY

  • High Hopes tour
2014-02-05 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-04-12 - FARM BUREAU LIVE AT VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH
2014-04-26 - AARON'S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD, ATLANTA
 
  • Off-Tour
1989-06-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
 
1991-08-04 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH
With The Outcry
 
1994-11-13 - CASTAIC LAKE, CASTAIC, CA
With Jackson Browne: With Jackson Browne. Bruce takes part in the eleventh annual Love Ride charity motorcycle ride. The Love Ride is a 50-mile motorcycle caravan with tens of thousands of participants, including celebrities Proceeds from the event (this year the ride raised $1,070,000) go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The rally finished at Castaic Lake, just outside Los Angeles, where a post-race Jackson Browne concert was held. Browne performed three sets and he was joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen during the third.
 
1995-08-10 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH
 
1997-03-08 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
 
2019-07-06 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
The song was performed together with Southside Johnny at the outdoor Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. First Bruce joined Garry Tallent for one song: 'Dirty Rotten Shame', when Tallent did his opening set for Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. Later on, he returned for a seven-song guest set with the Southside and the Jukes.
 
 
 
© All credits to the original photographer
 

Songinfo

"Not Fade Away" is a song credited to Buddy Holly (originally under his first and middle names, Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty (although Petty's co-writing credit is likely to have been a formality) and first recorded by Holly and his band, the Crickets. The rhythmic pattern of "Not Fade Away" is a variant of the legendary Bo Diddley beat. "Not Fade Away" was originally released as the B-side of the hit single "Oh, Boy!" and was included on the album The "Chirping" Crickets (1957). 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You're gonna give your love to me
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
I want to love you night and day
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You know my loving not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Well you know my loving not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
My love bigger than a Cadillac
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
I'll try to show it when you're driving me back
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Your love for me got to be real
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
A-for you to know just how I feel
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
A love for real not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You're gonna give your love to me
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love to last more than one day
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love is loving and not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love is loving and not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)