Never performed in full, Bruce played a snippet 8 times during the midsection of Rosalita.
One show, double bill, with Springsteen and band headlining and Peter Johnson & The Manic Depressives (Joe's unofficial house band) opening. the song does feature a couple verses of "Shotgun" in the midsection.
1974-01-19 - STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, KENT
One show, double bill, held in the sold-out 1,600-seat Student Union Center Ballroom, with Springsteen and band opening for headliner Black Oak Arkansas.
1974-01-25 - THE MOSQUE, RICHMOND, VA
1974-01-29 - MUTHER'S MUSIC EMPORIUM, NASHVILLE
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (which contains the "Shotgun" segment) was the final encore.
1974-02-01 - ALLEN THEATRE, CLEVELAND
1974-02-12 - STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON
1974-04-26 - ALUMNAE HALL, BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE
The show included an early rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom
", although the tune may have actually formed part of the "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Shotgun" combination.
The only ever guest appearance by Patti Smith at a Springsteen concert, on a customized, one-off, arrangement of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". Patti Smith rants/sings during a special interlude break in "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", with the horns playing what sounds like the riff to "Shotgun" and Springsteen providing a "Land Of 1000 Dances
" chant, as well as the usual "Theme From Shaft