Bruce covered the song 5 times: soundcheck included
1995-09-02 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH
During The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inauguration concert, performed together with Chuck Berry, Melissa Etheridge, Nils Lofgren, and Booker T. & The M.G.'s.
1988-05-06 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
During the " tunnel of love tour" . The soundcheck includes Slim Harpo's "Rainin' In My Heart
" (not the Buddy Holly song with the same title), "Big Boss Man
", "Let It Be Me
", "Cathy's Clown" and "Crying In The Rain
" (both also The Everly Brothers) and both "Rock And Roll Music
" and "Sweet Little Sixteen
" by Chuck Berry. The second song of the soundcheck has historically been titled "The Way You Walk", however a little investigation has revealed it to be John Lee Hooker's "Dimples
". Perhaps Bruce had considered including the song in the Express Tour set, but instead settled on "Boom Boom
" which will be premiered four days after this show in Bloomington, MN.
All Star Benefit for the Homeless Children. The Chuck Berry ‘s Rock and roll music features all of the evening's performers, with Bruce, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and Paul Simon taking verses.
1979-01-11 Lock Stock And Barrel, Fair Haven, NJ
A private 37th birthday party for Clarence Clemons, with Springsteen and the entire E Street Band (except for Steven Van Zandt) attending and performing a rollicking set of classics for the invitation-only gathering of close friends and family. Clarence’s pre-E Street band compatriot, Norman Seldin, was playing an extended residency at the club at the time and both Clarence and Garry Tallent had made guest appearances with Seldin at the club the previous week. The above-mentioned setlist is incomplete and not necessarily in the correct performing sequence – there were many other songs performed, although no Springsteen compositions. Apparently Bruce took the lead or co-lead vocal on the under- mentioned titles.
1973-04-28 Cole Field House, College Park, MD
One show, triple bill, with Chuck Berry headlining, Jerry Lee Lewis second billed and Bruce and the band opening. A show now steeped in legend. Berry's contract stipulated that it was the promoter's responsibility to supply him with a backing band for this concert. Apparently Bruce learned about a week before the show that the promoter was seeking a group to support Berry and immediately volunteered his band's services for free, which the promoter gladly accepted. There was no rehearsal or soundcheck with Berry, so Bruce and the boys improvised as best they could. Sadly there is no known audio of this show.