1987-09-30 Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

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Bruce (and others) join Roy Orbison for the filming of Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black & White Night, shot in beautiful black and white and broadcast on Cinemax in January 1988. The film is shot in the Cocoanut Grove, a nightclub in the now-torn-down Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Orbison's cover of Elvis Costello's "The Comedians" requires three takes. Bruce plays guitar and shares vocals with Roy on "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)", and he also plays guitar on the rest of the songs (sitting on a chair behind Roy on the stage). Backing group is the TCB Band (who accompanied Elvis Presley between 1969-77) including James Burton, who exchanges guitar solos with Springsteen during the show-stopping "Oh, Pretty Woman". This particular performance won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett (who also acts as musical director), J.D. Souther, Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits… can we consider that an "all-star lineup"? Yeah, let's.



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