Them - GLORIA

First performance: 26/12/1975


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 34 times at full and 7 times as a snippet : 
 
1975-12-26 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY
Bruce turns up for the late show on opening night of Patti Smith's three-night (seven-show) residency at the club. Apparently Bruce is among a group of people (including Creem Magazine founder Lester Bangs) that congregate off-spotlight and supply the background chorus on "Gloria". This is the first of three low-key guest appearances at Patti Smith shows that Bruce will make over the ensuing 24 months 
 
1976-11-26 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY
late: Second of two separate admission shows. With Patti Smith. Bruce plays piano or guitar on all these tracks. A fan present recalls, "Bruce mostly played guitar since John Cale was on piano for most songs.  
 
 
 
1978-07-09 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO
1978-07-12 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER THEATER, DALLAS
1978-07-28 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI
1978-08-10 - ROCHESTER COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NY 
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME 
1978-08-14 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA  
1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA 
1978-08-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
1978-08-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
1978-08-26 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI  
1978-08-29 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH
1978-09-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND
1978-09-10 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI
1978-09-12 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY  
1978-09-13 - SPRINGFIELD CIVIC CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1978-09-29 - BOUTWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BIRMINGHAM, AL
1978-09-30 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA, GA
1978-11-05 - UNH FIELDHOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DURHAM, NH
 
1980-10-23 - OLD TIMERS' CAFÉ, SEATTLE
 
1984-06-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
 
1989-07-15 - T-BIRDS CAFE, ASBURY PARK
 
1994-05-29 - HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, HOLLYWOOD
The Rock Bottom Remainders
 
1994-10-21 - THE PLAYPEN, SAYREVILLE
John Eddie, Greg Kihn, Marshall Crenshaw, and Elliott Murphy
 
1995-07-22 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
Joe Grushecky
 
1997-12-16 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT
2000-05-22 - ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM, ANAHEIM, CA
2002-10-24 - GLOBE ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
 
  • Snippets 
during SHE'S THE ONE
 
1979-01-01 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1978-12-20 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
1978-12-16 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
1978-11-20 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
1978-11-17 Munn Ice Arena, East Lansing, MI
1978-11-16 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
1978-11-14 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY 
 

Songinfo

"Gloria" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "Gloria!" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. Morrison said that he wrote "Gloria" while he performed with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of 1963, at just about the time he turned 18 years old.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Like to tell you about my baby
You know she comes around
She about five feet four
A-from her head to the ground

You know she comes around here
At just about midnight
She make you feel so good, Lord
She make you feel alright

And her name is G, L, O, R, I
G L O R I A (Gloria)
G L O R I A (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it all night (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it every day (Gloria)
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah

She comes around here
Just about midnight
And she make me feel so good, Lord
I want to say she make me feel alright

Comes walking down my street
When she comes to my house
She knocks upon my door
And then she comes in my room
Yeah, and she make me feel alright

G L O R I A (Gloria)
G L O R I A (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it all night (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it every day (Gloria)
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
Looks so good (Gloria), alright
Just so good (Gloria), alright, yeah