1973-01-24 Quiet Knight (The), Chicago, IL

Bruce's first ever performance in Illinois. One show, double bill, with Springsteen and band opening for headlining a cappella group The Persuasions. Bruce's performances during this five-night (five-show) residency were about 60 minutes and for the most part consisted of two opening acoustic numbers followed by four or five songs with his band. This was followed by a 90-minute performance by The Persuasions. The opening of this five-night residency at the 250-seat Quiet Knight was reviewed by Chicago Tribune critic Lynn Van Matre, who only briefly mentions Springsteen but does call him "an engrossing opening act." Although The Persuasions were personally friendly and accommodating to Bruce and the band, this (like the previous week’s residency at My Father’s Place) was a stylistic mismatch that resulted in most of the audience being disgruntled and disinterested in the unknown Springsteen.

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