Eddie cochran - Summertime Blues

First performance: 28/07/1978


Bruce played the song 41 times :
2016-09-01 Nationals Park, Washington, DC
played with Rickie Lee Jones. Rickie Lee Jones is onstage for several songs on percussion and backing vocals but is mostly inaudible throughout.

2016-07-16 Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy
2014-02-11 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2013-07-23 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
2013-07-11 Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
2012-09-02 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
2012-08-15 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-05-25 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
2009-08-25 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009-07-23 Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy
2008-08-19 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
2008-08-02 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2008-07-31 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-28 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-27 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2008-07-19 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2008-07-17 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
2008-07-15 Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2008-07-11 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
2008-07-05 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008-06-25 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2008-06-18 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1982-05-29 Big Man's West, Red Bank, NJ
With Beaver Brown. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is the name of an American rock band from Narragansett, Rhode Island, that began their career in the 1970s and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown, the group (consisting of John Cafferty on vocals and rhythm guitar, Gary Gramolini on lead guitar, Patrick Lupo on bass, Kenny Jo Silva on drums, Bobby Cotoia on piano, and Michael "Tunes" Antunes on saxophone) started out as a New England bar band and initially established a popular following throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

1981-08-23 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
1981-08-11 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
1981-08-07 Capital Centre, Largo, MD

1981-07-11 Big Man's West, Red Bank, NJ
Bruce joins Clarence Clemons and his Red Bank Rockers on stage on the opening night of Clarence’s new nightclub.

1981-07-03 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1978-09-05 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
1978-08-26 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
1978-08-21 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1978-08-18 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1978-08-15 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1978-08-12 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
1978-08-10 Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
1978-08-09 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1978-08-07 Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
1978-08-01 Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC

1978-07-28 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL 
Darkness on the edge of town tour:  Bruce used the song always as the opening song of the evening asking: "How's your summer been ? How’s the summertime treating you? Happy summer to everybody!"


"Summertime Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran.It was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958.

Bruce on the artist


I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, and ask to get a date
My boss says, 'No dice son, you gotta work late'
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well my mom and pop told me, "Son you gotta make some money"
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next Sunday
Well I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
"Well you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

I'm gonna take three weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well I called my congressman and he said 'Quote'
"I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues