1965-07-00 Clearwater Swim Club, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

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Steven Van Zandt had formed his first, but short-lived, band The Whirlwinds in late summer of 1964 (see listing under June 13, 1964). During late June, July and August 1965 Van Zandt's recently formed band, The Mates, landed a residency playing every Friday night from 7pm - 11:30pm at the Clearwater Pool Lounge on Rte 36 in Middletown. Although information is very sketchy, it's believed it was at some point during this summer residency that Springsteen came to listen to the band and first met and jammed with Van Zandt (who was a year younger and one grade behind Bruce in school).

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