1972-09-04 Bitter End (The), New York City, NY

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One (informal) show, with Springsteen (solo) performing an unscheduled 'guest set' at a Jackson Browne / David Blue show. Browne has stated that Bruce played for almost an hour, which would encompass seven or eight songs. This was the final night of a six-night (twelve-show) residency by Browne and Blue at the club. In a 1979 radio interview Browne commented on his first-ever meeting with Springsteen and the event: "David Blue walks in before the show with this guy in tow; 'Jackson this is Bruce and… Jackson, you gotta hear him… can he do a guest set tonight?' So I said sure. He (Bruce) went out there for about an hour and proceeded to do the greatest songs I'd ever heard, with just his guitar and (my) piano. When he got off stage I said "man, where the hell have you been hiding!" Bruce performed during the intermission between the Blue and Browne sets. During his Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech for Jackson, Springsteen thanked Browne for letting him get up and play at this show. This is the earliest known performance for "Circus Song aka Wild Billy's Circus Story".

Jackson Browne/David Blue

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