2017-02-07 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia
After picking up a few sign requests, Bruce chooses to go for the only
tour performance (and first ever in Australia) of "Long Tall Sally".
2013-06-03 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
Sign requests result in tour premiere "Long Tall Sally" (not previously played in concert with the E Street Band)
2011-11-09 Beacon Theatre, New York City
The fifth annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in conjunction with The
Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival. As is
traditional, Bruce auctions a guitar with the assistance of Brian
Williams and Seth Myers. The hammer drops at $160,000, to include his
shirt and harmonica.
2006-08-05 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Bruce guests at a John Fogerty show, with Fogerty telling the crowd that
there’s a young, local kid backstage with a guitar that wants to play.
1996-08-10 Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT
The wedding reception of Toby Scott (Bruce’s longtime recording
engineer/archivist). Bruce joins local Whitefish rock band The Fanatics
(hired as the reception entertainment) for several songs, including his
only known performance of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me".
1995-08-14 Jack's Sugar Shack, Hollywood
Ronnie Mack (born April 18, 1954, Baltimore, MD) is a Los Angeles-based country/roots artist
1990-01-17 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame all-star jam. Bruce shares lead vocals on
"Long Tall Sally" with John Fogerty, and plays guitar and sings backing
vocals on the rest of the songs.
1989-08-11 Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
1989-07-27 Headliner (The), Neptune, NJ
The Fabulous Greaseband
1989-07-01 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
1983-04-27 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
With The Diamonds. The Diamonds were a local (Jersey shore) all original
rock and soul band that included Cats On A Smooth Surface's then
1982-07-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
1982-07-23 Fast Lane (The), Asbury Park
With the Stray Cats
1982-07-23 East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold
Bruce joins Jersey Shore legends Sonny Kenn & The Wild Ideas on
stage at the Monmouth County Fair. Performing with The Starfires in
1965, Sonny Kenn even opened for Jerry Lee Lewis. At the time, however,
Kenn was working in a musical instrument store in Red Bank by day,
before playing with The Wild Ideas in various Shore bars and clubs at
night. Before jumping on stage, Bruce watched events at the County Fair,
wearing blue jeans, a flannel shirt, and a CAT baseball cap. Songs
performed include "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Land of 1000 Dances". Not
long after this performance, Springsteen wrote and recorded "County
Fair", perhaps, in part, inspired by this evening.
1982-05-23 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
With Cats On A Smooth Surface. This date was previously listed as
being at the Fast Lane, but the Cats did not play at that venue at this
time - they had the Sunday night residency at the Stone Pony.
Interestingly, it was a fledgling Bon Jovi band that was the resident
artist at the Fast Lane, and he would jokingly complain about the lack
of audiences at the Fast Lane on those Sunday nights blaming it on Bruce
playing with Cats at the Pony and taking all the crowds from him.
1982-05-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
With Cats On A Smooth Surface. This was the start of a series of shows
which grew in popularity and became well attended. Most of the songs
that were performed with Bruce on any given night were either songs the
band knew or quickly rehearsed with Bruce backstage at the Pony. He
would then join them onstage after the last set at 2:30 AM where he,
even at that hour, would put on an amazing show. Truly inspirational and
energetic even though at that hour there would usually be thirty or
forty people left in the audience (at the earlier jams) before Bruce
took the stage. After the third or fourth time that he sat in with Cats,
word that he was making regular appearances Sundays at the Pony quickly
got out and the regular crowd of about two-hundred people grew to a
capacity crowd of over eight-hundred -- and that was every week whether
he showed up or not. All local and national media had ongoing blurbs of
his jams with Cats but neither the band nor the Stone Pony did any
special advertising to exploit the fact that he played with them so
regularly. The band felt privileged to have him there with them and
would never sour that relationship.
1982-04-11 Big Man's West, Red Bank
With John Eddie & the Front Street Runners. Set includes the first known Springsteen performance of "Long Tall Sally"
Bruce joins Joe Ely on stage. First performances in Europe of "All Just To Get To You" and "Oh, Boy!". "Fingernails" is played in a medley with snippets of "That Black Snake Moan", "Match Box Blues", "Buddy Brown's Blues (98 Degree Blues)", and a nearly full "Long Tall Sally".