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03-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Early


03-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Late


04-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Early show


04-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Late


05-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Early show


05-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Late show


06-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. . Early show


06-Jan-1973 Bryn Mawr,PA The Main Point,USA

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Two shows, 8PM and 10:30PM, double billing, with Springsteen opening for comedy rock headliner TRAVIS SHOOK & THE CLUB WOW. Opening of a 4-night (10-show) stand. As opener Bruce's shows were limited to 70 - 80 minutes. Late show


08-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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First of TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Opening night of a 7-day (14-show residency) at this famous Jazz-heritage club. Given Bruce was the undercard, each of the evening's shows were about 60 minutes and encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 4 or 5 songs with the band.


08-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.
Kenneth recalls this : "I don't remember which of the shows I went to at Paul's Mall. I was in college in the Boston area during the semester break and a high school classmate was in town. He was a serious David Bromberg fan and got me into him. Paul's Mall was not particularly crowded for the early show. In fact it wasn't particularly busy for Bromberg either. The first thing I recall was seeing Springsteen before the show. At the time I didn't know who he was, but here was this young kid trying to look like a mid sixties Bob Dylan. He was wearing worked in jeans and had scraggly facial hair - like he couldn't grow a full beard. It was a Bob Dylan "New Morning" or "Nashville Skyline" look. It seemed retro and obvious. Not obnoxious, but definitely derivative. Anyway, I had spotted him before the show walking all around the space. It seemed like he was trying to get a feel for it. As I recall Springsteen sat and played keyboard. Clarence Clemons was there. I believe there were no more than 5 musicians. The songwriting creativity and lyrics definitely got my attention. Of course I grew up in New Jersey and his music definitely appealed to Jersey pride. For what it's worth, I immediately bought the "Greetings from Asbury Park" album after seeing him. I wasn't an over the top fan, but I bought his next album as well. I didn't have to buy his break out third album because it was being played everywhere. It felt like the whole world was being turned on to my little secret, but I was happy in a Jersey boy done good way. I remember that the audience was loaded with suits. It was strange because Paul's Mall was not that kind of place. It was not a watering hole for executives and business types. I then realized that the place was loaded with Columbia Records people. I got the impression that the event was partly a coming out party for Springsteen so that Columbia sales people in the Boston area could see him live for the first time. Something to create buzz. I enjoyed the music because it was fresh and accessible. The band was not particularly emotional or showy. The sax was a nice touch. It gave the music a jazzier sound as opposed to a singer/songwriter with small band sound. It's funny that I don't recall anything about David Bromberg playing that evening. In fact, for years I confused that show with a Taj Mahal show I also saw at Paul's Mall thinking Springsteen had opened for him. My wife saw him in Philly a year or so later and talks about him being totally wound up and crazy all night, running back and forth across the stage and not standing still for a moment. That couldn't be more different from the Springsteen I saw in Boston."


09-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Wbcn-FM Studios,USA

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01 Satin doll
02 Bishop danced
03 Wild Billy's circus story
04 Song to the orphans
05 Does this bus stop at 82nd street?
06 Blinded by the light

Notes:
Bruce's first-ever radio station show and the earliest circulating "live" material with the E Street Band. Although not identified on the tape, the silky-voiced female DJ conducting proceedings is the legendary Maxanne Sartori, one of the finest, most enlightened DJ's of the era. The very good quality circulating tape (recorded off the airways and available on the CD "BOUND FOR GLORY") includes the entire show except that it's missing nearly all of "Blinded", plus some concluding discussions about Bruce's upcoming tour plans. A complete (but poor quality) tape of the show was circulating briefly in the Boston area during the mid - 70's, but it now seems to have vanished from the tape trading pool. A Master Tape of the entire show is still in the possession of WBCN-FM but has yet to circulate. There are some fascinating and funny conversational tidbits in this show. At one point Sartori asks Bruce to perform his "long-lost hit from the 60's" - to which Bruce replies that people will have to come to Paul's Mall to hear it. The identity of that song remains a mystery. In addition to the band (minus Lopez), then-roadie Al Tellone, co-manager Jim Cretecos and CBS rep Ed Hynes are in the broadcast booth - and they provide the party-like background vocals on "Blinded By The Light" (the "BOUND FOR GLORY" tape cuts well before they start singing).

Songs from this show can be found on:
ACOUSTIC TALES (Flamingo Records)
BOUND FOR GLORY (Flamingo Records)
SATISFACTION 4 (New Digital Media)
WBCN STUDIOS 1973 (Great Dane Records)
FEVER (Backstreets Records)


09-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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First of TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


09-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


10-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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01 Satin doll [from early or late show?]
02 Wild Billy's circus story [from early or late show?]

Notes:
TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


10-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


11-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


11-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


12-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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First of TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


12-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


13-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


13-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


14-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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TWO shows, double billing, with Springsteen opening for headliner DAVID BROMBERG. Although Bruce was the undercard, David Bromberg allowed him to perform about 80 minutes at each show. Each show encompassed a couple of solo performances followed by 7 or 8 songs with the band.


14-Jan-1973 Boston,MA Paul's Mall,USA

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Second of two shows. See early for details.


16-Jan-1973 Villanova,PA Villanova University,USA

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Notes:
It is debated whether this show was played on 16 on 15th of January 1973 One show, held in the tiny 150-seat St Mary's Hall Auditorium Theatre, with Bruce and the boys the sole act on the bill. Due to a strike at the time by Villanova's school newspaper "The Villanovan", this concert went unadvertised and less than 50 people attended - probably the smallest crowd Bruce and The E Street Band have ever played in front of.


17-Jan-1973 New York,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Early. This multinight stand is doubtful. This might have been a single show on the 18.


17-Jan-1973 New York,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Late. This multinight stand is doubtful. This might have been a single show on the 18.


18-Jan-1973 New York,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Notes:
Early show. Two shows, with Bruce and the boys opening for headliner THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT. Club manager Michael Epstein had booked Springsteen in November 1972 because the owner of My Father's Place had a son who was married to Mike Appel's sister. Epstein thought Springsteen was a solo folk singer, so he placed Bruce on the bill with Paul Winter's quiet, India-influenced band. There was a small contingent of New Jersey shore area locals who came to the show each night specifically to listen to Springsteen, so the four nights proved to be a clash of musical as well as audience styles - in Epstein's words, "50 partying Asbury Park hippies dancing on tables and 300 middle-aged suburbanites trying to meditate".


18-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Notes:
Late show, see early for details. Some interesting info about this club may be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/27/nyregion/working-in-the-spirit-of-my-father-s-place.html?pagewanted=1


19-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Early.


19-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Late.


20-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Early.


20-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Late.


21-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Early.


21-Jan-1973 Roslyn,NY My Fathers Place,USA

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Two shows. Late.


24-Jan-1973 Chicago,IL The Quiet Knight,USA

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Notes:
ONE show, double bill, with Springsteen opening for headlining acappella group THE PERSUASIONS. Bruce's performances during this 5-night (5-show) residency were about 60 minutes and for the most part consisted of two opening acoustic numbers followed by four or five songs with his band. This was followed by a 90-minute performance by The Persuasions. The opening of this 5-night residency at the 250-seat Quiet Knight was reviewed by Chicago Tribune critic Lynn Van Matre, who only briefly mentions Springsteen but does call him "an engrossing opening act". Although The PERSUASIONS were personally friendly and accommodating to Bruce and the band, this (like the previous week’s residency at My Father’s Place) was a stylistic mismatch that resulted in most of the audience being disgruntled and disinterested in the then-unknown Springsteen.


25-Jan-1973 Chicago,IL The Quiet Knight,USA

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Second of a 5-night stand. See first night for details.


26-Jan-1973 Chicago,IL The Quiet Knight,USA

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Third of a 5-night stand. See first night for details.


27-Jan-1973 Chicago,IL The Quiet Knight,USA

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Fourth of a 5-night stand. See first night for details.


28-Jan-1973 Chicago,IL The Quiet Knight,USA

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Fifth of a 5-night stand. See first night for details.


31-Jan-1973 New York,NY Max's Kansas City,USA

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01 Mary queen of Arkansas
02 Bishop danced
03 Circus song
04 Spirit in the night
05 Does this bus stop at 82nd street?
06 Thundercrack

Notes:
Bruce opens the set at each of the following shows at Max's with the same first three songs as listed above. The tapes labeled 30/8/72 are all in error and the tracks all come from the two shows on 31/1/73. The first show tapes open with the club's owner Mickey Ruskin introducing Bruce and the tape is complete. The Vibes Man on many tapes is a live dubbed version of the studio out-take.

Songs from this show can be found on:
BEFORE THE FAME (Pony Express Records)
BOUND FOR GLORY (Flamingo Records)
DEEP DOWN IN THE VAULTS (E Street Records)
FIRE ON THE FINGERTIPS (Chapter one digital records)
FORGOTTEN SONGS (Traveling Productions)
LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY (Swinging Pig Records)
SATISFACTION 4 (New Digital Media)
ULTRA RARE TRACKS VOL.4 (Genuine Pig)
UNSURPASSED SPRINGSTEEN VOL. 2 (Yellow dog)
AMERICAN TUNE
FIRE ON THE FINGERTIPS
RARITIES (Record man)
RESURRECTED (Lonely records)
STUDIO COLLECTION 1972-1979 (Babel records)


31-Jan-1973 New York,NY Max's Kansas City,USA

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01 The ballad of the architect angel
02 Song to the orphans

Notes:
The SECOND show of the night opens with Max's Kansas City owner Mickey Ruskin saying "once again can you please welcome Bruce Springsteen....". Bruce opens the second show with Architect Angel and then does Song Of The Orphans after which he says "I'm gonna bring out the band". The band performance part of the SECOND show has yet to circulate. From Brucebase: By prior arrangement with Mike Appel and Columbia Records, DIR Broadcasting Corp was on hand to gather performance recordings of Bruce for use on its upcoming new syndicated radio program called “King Biscuit Flower Hour”. The DIR Engineers had been in Buffalo two days earlier recording The Mahavishnu Orchestra and the week before that in Dallas recording a Blood Sweat & Tears concert. The King Biscuit Flower Hour used a 2-4 week delayed broadcast formula and the show made its debut on Feb 18th and Feb 19th (date depended on the locale). As it turned out the program that aired featured mostly Blood Sweat & Tears (major stars at this time). Only one Mahavishnu Orchestra track was broadcast and only one Springsteen song (“Bishop Dance”). This is the recording of “Bishop Dance” that ended up on the official TRACKS boxed set, although the liner notes for TRACKS mistakenly list the broadcast date as the recording date. "Bishop Dance" was re-broadcast by King Biscuit several times in subsequent years but none of the other Springsteen material recorded by them on this night was ever aired, seemingly due to rights issues. Recordings from this show are often misidentified as coming from solo Springsteen shows at Max's Kansas City in mid 1972. The above-mentioned setlists are culled from circulating soundboard recordings of both shows from this night. The early show is believed to be complete but the band segment of the second show is missing. The recently surfaced recording of “Rosalita” (available on the boot CD “DEEP DOWN IN THE VAULTS”) is from this Max’s Kansas City residency and may possibly be from the second show, although Brucebase has listed this track under the following night’s show. King Biscuit Flower Hour still retains a Master Tape of the entire 31/01/73 show in its archives. There are conflicting reports as to whether the company also has any of the band segment of the second show. On their Master Tape reel "Saga Of The Architect Angel" is mistakenly titled "John Wayne". The company has repeatedly sought (and been declined) permission to commercially release what they have as part of its ongoing archive CD reissue series. Fortunately we do have the material via the unofficial route. The entire performance from the early show can be found in excellent quality on the CD boot "LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY" (Swingin' Pig). This CD also has the two tracks from the second show but, inexplicably, the recording of "Song To Orphans" is only half complete on this boot. Mike Appel utilized these recordings of “Bishop Dance” and “Thundercrack” for copyright/publishing purposes. In doing so the long, 11:30 recording of "Thundercrack" was professionally edited to a slicker, more focused 6:50 running time. The song is cut in a couple of places, with the major edit completely eliminating the middle "comedy break" routine. It is this edited version that was distributed (on tape or acetate) to select industry people during the period. This edited version of "Thundercrack" was one of the earliest booted Springsteen recordings and can be found on the mid-70's LP boot "FIRE ON THE FINGERTIPS". Enhanced sound specimens of this long-circulating edited version of "Thundercrack" can be found in more recent times on CD boots "FORGOTTEN SONGS", "UNSURPASSED SPRINGSTEEN VOL 2" and, most recently, "DEEP DOWN IN THE VAULTS" (which falsely credits the performance as 5/1/74 at Joe's Place). One final point of interest - a 1972 studio demo of "Vibes Man" with audience applause crudely dubbed onto it by a 1970’s bootlegger often circulates identified as from this show. There is no genuine live performance of "Vibes Man" known.

Songs from this show can be found on:
ALL THOSE YEARS (Templar Records)
GENUINE TRACKS (THE) (Scorpion (Scorpio?))
LIVE AND UNRELEASED 1971/1979 (Seagull records)
LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY (Swinging Pig Records)
SATISFACTION 4 (New Digital Media)
ULTRA RARE TRACKS VOL.3 (Genuine Pig)
ULTRA RARE TRACKS VOL.4 (Genuine Pig)
UNSURPASSED SPRINGSTEEN VOL. 1 (Yellow dog)
UNSURPASSED SPRINGSTEEN VOL. 2 (Yellow dog)
ALL THOSE YEARS (Heart and Soul)
A SAINT IN THE CITY (Alternative Edge Productions)



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