1971-09-04 Student Prince, Asbury Park, NJ

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Scheduled: 21:30 – 01:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, with The Bruce Springsteen Band the sole act on the bill. A typical Bruce Springsteen Band gig at this club consisted of four 40 minute sets separated by healthy intermissions (2½ hrs total playing time). As fate would have it, Norman Seldin & The Joyful Noyze (featuring its then-new member Clarence Clemons) was in the final stages of a 7 week (July 16 - September 5) residency at the nearby Wonder Bar. By comparing the common denominator times in both bands performing schedules it can be deduced that it was most likely on this night (or the night before) that Clarence Clemons walked over to the Student Prince during a Wonder Bar intermission and first met (and jammed with) Springsteen. Contrary to widespread belief (and Bruce and Clarence's wonderful, but 'embellished', stories of the meeting) Clemons did not quickly resign from Seldin's band and join Bruce, he remained a fixture in The Joyful Noyze until October 1972.

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