1965-08-00 Woodhaven Swim Club, Freehold, NJ

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One evening show, featuring the The Castiles in their first-ever verified public performance. Although the exact date is uncertain it is believed this took place in mid-August. The Woodhaven Swim Club was located on East Freehold Road - it later became the home of the local YMCA. According to 1970s comments by Castiles manager Tex Vinyard the group received a whopping total of $35 for the show. The show closed with a rock arrangement of The Glenn Miller Orchestra's "In The Mood". Brucebase's Gallery for the show includes the first known photo of Springsteen on stage, at the Woodhaven Swim Club. By the time of this show original member Danny Hyland (harmonica, tambourine and vocals) had been replaced by Richie Goldstein. Richie would play tambourine and an Epiphone rhythm guitar that he called a "blue ep". Brucebase would like to hear from Danny Hyland.

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