December 31, 1980 ~ The Boss plays the Nassau Coliseum with The E Street Band. 38 songs. 4 1/2 hours.
October 2, 1975.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are scheduled for the Uptown Theatre in Milwaukee but a bomb scare delays the deed. The Boss retires to The Pfister bar to wait out the bomb sniffers. He settles in, performs a couple songs for the crowd and upon getting the “all clear” for the Uptown, proclaims “I’m a little loose” and catches a ride to the theatre atop a record promoter’s car. The set at the Uptown is epic. And, if you’ve caught Springsteen in Milwaukee since, you’ve probably heard him ask, “Are we loose?” … a hat-tip to that night when he was too loose to fake.
’cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run …
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band release Born To Run. Considered by many to be one of – if not the – greatest recordings ever. It’s #18 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is listed in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of historic recordings.
August 13, 1975 ~ Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the first of five sold-out shows at The Bottom Line in New York City. The shows draw national attention and begin to establish Springsteen as one of the great live performers of all time.
The Big Man …
A documentary about Clarence Clemons , the acclaimed saxophonist who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for 40 years , will receive its release this summer. Deadline reports that Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? will feature interviews with President Bill Clinton, Joe Walsh , Nils Lofgren and Jake Clemons, among many others.
Hey, look what turns 35 today …
b. January 11, 1942
December 31, 1980 ~ The Boss plays the Nassau Coliseum with The E Street Band. 38 songs. 4 1/2 hours. Epic.