Crystals ( The ) - Then he kissed me

First performance: 13/07/1974


Bruce covered the song 15 times:
As "Then She Kissed Me" 
2008-08-23 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
1975-08-23 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-16 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-15 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-15 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-14 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-09 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
1975-08-08 Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH

1974-11-01 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA


1974-09-20 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1974-07-30 Troubadour (The), West Hollywood, CA
1974-07-13 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late) 


"Then He Kissed Me" is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. Originally recorded in 1963 by The Crystals. It is a narrative of a young woman's encounter, romance, and eventual marriage with a fellow youth. The single is one of The Crystals' most remembered songs.

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 4 performances together with Darlene Love:

2016-12-14 Carnegie Hall, New York City
2012-10-16 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
2011-03-14 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
Bruce and the E Street Band headline the first night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts. Bruce inducted her with a lot of admiration and as : "the voice of Phil Spector’s greatest creations".
In 2015 Bruce wrote 2 songs for her album "Introducing Darlene Love".  
Bruce also appeared in her video of "forbidden nights"
Bruce on Phil Spector’s "wall of sound" in his 2012 SXSW Keynote speech  
"Then Spector and the Wall of Sound. Phil's entire body of work could be described by the title of one of his lesser–known productions, "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." Phil's records felt like near chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy, sung by the girls who were sending Roy–o running straight for the anti–depressants. If Roy was opera, Phil was symphonies, little three–minute orgasms, followed by oblivion. And Phil's greatest lesson was sound. Sound is its own language. I mean, the first thing you would think of with Phil Spector is (soundbite of mimicking a drum beat). That was all you needed."


Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance.
He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance.
When he danced he held me tight
And when he walked me home that night
All the stars were shining bright
And then he kissed me.

Each time I saw him I couldn't wait to see him again.
I wanted to let him know that he was more than a friend.
I didn't know just what to do
So I whispered I love you
And he said that he loved me too
And then he kissed me.