Charlie's Place, Cambridge, MA

Charlie's Place, formerly located at 1 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA was the site of several shows in April 1974, seen by photographer Barry Schneier. Having seen Springsteen perform to a packed house at Charlie’s Place, Barry told a promoter, Ira Gold, he should book this new guy for a show. Schneier played Gold the two Springsteen records that were out, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle. After going to see Bruce at Charlie’s place themselves, Gold and his partner ended up booking Springsteen for the opening slot on May 9, 1974, Harvard Square Theatre.

Source: A Pivotal Moment In Springsteen’s Career Captured


Springsteen did 8 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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