Bruce covered the song 7 times:
All in 1975 during the initial Born To Run tour. Bruce reportedly would sing the song while sitting on the edge of the stage–not quite acoustically, but with a quiet and restrained E Street Band in full crooner mode. The song’s romantic, escapist cityscape fit perfectly into the BTR-centric setlist.
1975-07-30 - CARTER BARRON AMPHITHEATRE, WASHINGTON, DC
The first performance of The Drifters' "Up On The Roof", which Springsteen sung while sat at the lip of the stage. beautiful arrangement with a "Thunder Road-esque" piano introduction and understated accompaniment from the band.
1975-08-01 - MOSQUE THEATRE, RICHMOND, VA
1975-08-08 - AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, AKRON, OH
1975-08-09 - SYRIA MOSQUE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1975-08-10 - ALLEN THEATRE, CLEVELAND, OH
photo credit Cliff-Breining