1972-08-10 Max's Kansas City, New York City, NY (Early)

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First of two shows, triple bill, with Springsteen (solo) opening for headliner Dave Van Ronk and folk stylist Doris Abrahams. Each of Bruce's shows was limited to about thirty minutes (perhaps four or five songs). During his introduction to the song, Bruce explains that he wrote half of the song on a bus, the other half on a train. This is the earliest known performance for "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and the only confirmed "Henry Boy". "Henry Boy" and "Growin' Up" are known from circulating video. "Henry Boy" is the opening number of Bruce's show and "Growin' Up" is the closing number. The show begins with the MC (believed to be Max's Kansas City manager Sam Hood) taking the stage and introducing Bruce prior to "Henry Boy". Following "Growin' Up" Bruce begins to introduce the artist who is to follow him by stating to the crowd "here's a protégée of mine", at which point the video ends before the name of the performer is mentioned. It would seem that Bruce is using the word 'protégée' in its feminine context and that he is referring to Doris Abrahams. In a 1978 interview Bruce also mentions playing the Night Owl and it is likely that it was around this time. Brucebase has placed these audio/video segments under this date but it could be from any of the shows during this residency. Video of "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" was first shown to the public at "An Evening with Thom Zimny", an event held at Monmouth University on September 23, 2014.

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