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1987
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1987-01-21 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

STAND BY ME (with all performers) / OH, PRETTY WOMAN (with all performers)

The second annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Bruce gives a stirring induction speech for Roy Orbison and then duets with him on "Oh, Pretty Woman" during the jam. Other inductees include Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, and Smokey Robinson. Performers during the jam, along with Bruce and Orbison, include Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, and more.

Video of Bruce's induction speech and "Oh, Pretty Woman" officially released on the 2009 9-disc set Rock and Roll Hall of Fame LIVE (Time-Life).
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1987-02-00 - SHAKEDOWN STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

NATIVE AMERICAN

Springsteen joins Steve Van Zandt in the studio for his self-produced, work-in-progress third solo album. Bruce provides background vocals on "Native American”.

This recording was first released on Little Steven’s album Freedom-No Compromise on May 15, 1987.



1987-04-12 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LIGHT OF DAY / STAND ON IT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / MY HOMETOWN / CADILLAC RANCH / GLORY DAYS / AROUND AND AROUND / TWIST AND SHOUT / CAROL / WOOLY BULLY / LUCILLE / KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY! (with Jon Bon Jovi)

Most of the E Street Band and members of Cats On A Smooth Surface; premiere of "Light Of Day". “Stand On It” includes piano solos from Roy Bittan and guitar solos in the middle and end. “Darlington County” does not include the usual saxophone solo and has some nice guitar instead. Jon Bon Jovi guests on "Kansas City".

Audience tape, poor sound, video also available.
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1987-07-29 - KEY LARGO, BELMAR, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / MY HOMETOWN

With Jah Love. Both songs are reggae versions.

No confirmed audio. The audience tape that is commonly circulated under this date is in fact a recording of the following night's appearance.



1987-07-30 - GREEN PARROT, NEPTUNE, NJ

ONE LOVE/PEOPLE GET READY - BORN IN THE U.S.A. / MY HOMETOWN

With Jah Love. Again, reggae versions.

Soundboard and audience tapes.



1987-07-31 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN / LA BAMBA - TWIST AND SHOUT

With Marshall Crenshaw.

Audience tape.



1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LIGHT OF DAY / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / COME ON, LET'S GO / GLORIA / I'M ON FIRE / RUBY BABY / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / PROUD MARY / MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) / JERSEY GIRL / AROUND AND AROUND / GLORY DAYS / HAVING A PARTY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Full E Street Band except Nils Lofgren, and some of Cats On A Smooth Surface.

Audience tape.
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1987-08-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LIGHT OF DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / FORTUNATE SON / RUBY BABY / STAND BY ME / HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES / GLORY DAYS / HAVING A PARTY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Another tremendous E Street Band performance.

Audience tape.
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1987-08-14 - THE DECK HOUSE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

SAVIN' UP

Incomplete set. With The Fairlanes.



1987-08-21 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

NATIVE AMERICAN / SUN CITY

With Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul.

Audience tape and video.
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1987-08-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK / LUCILLE

With Levon Helm's All Stars.

Audience tape and video.



1987-08-26 - KEY LARGO, BELMAR, NJ

MY HOMETOWN / JERSEY GIRL / BORN IN THE U.S.A.

With Jah Love. All songs are reggae versions.

Audience tape.
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1987-08-26 - THE COLUMNS, AVON, NJ

LUCILLE / STAND BY ME

With The Cherubs.



1987-08-27 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

LIGHT OF DAY / PROUD MARY / FORTUNATE SON / IF YOU NEED ME / AROUND AND AROUND / LUCILLE

With Cats On A Smooth Surface. Michael S. positively confirmed that the Solomon Burke number "If You Need Me" was actually played.



1987-09-16 - DANNY FEDERICI WEDDING RECEPTION, JANESVILLE, WI

No set details known. Danny Federici’s marriage (his second) to bride Kathlynn Helmeid. Bruce was Danny’s best man and the E Street Band attended and played a rousing set at the reception party. The wedding itself was two days previous, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Janesville, WI.

Audio and video recorded by Federici, although none of it is in collector circulation.
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1987-09-25 - JOHN F. KENNEDY STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

STAND BY ME

Bruce guests with U2.

Audience tape (FlyingGonz & StandByMe) and video. Pro-shot black-and-white footage of this performance (filmed for, but not used in U2’s “Rattle And Hum” movie) is circulating on fan-made DVDs.
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1987-09-30 - COCOANUT GROVE, AMBASSADOR HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, CA

ONLY THE LONELY / LEAH / IN DREAMS / CRYING / UPTOWN / THE COMEDIANS / BLUE ANGEL / IT'S OVER / RUNNING SCARED / DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) / MEAN WOMAN BLUES / CANDY MAN / OOBY DOOBY / GO GO GO (DOWN THE LINE) / (ALL I CAN DO IS) DREAM YOU / CLAUDETTE / OH, PRETTY WOMAN / OH, PRETTY WOMAN

Post show: (ALL I CAN DO IS) DREAM YOU / THE COMEDIANS / CANDY MAN / CLAUDETTE / UPTOWN

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.

The resulting film is later released on Roy Orbison & Friends, A Black & White Night (abbreviated to Black & White Night for the HD-DVD and Blu-ray releases) on multiple formats, including VHS, LaserDisc, DVD and in high definition on Blu-ray. Subsequently, an audio CD titled A Black & White Night Live is released in 1989. "Blue Angel" is cut from the television broadcast for time, along with "Claudette" and "Blue Bayou". However, the song is included as a bonus track on the HD-DVD and Blu-ray releases.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the concert Black & White Night 30 will be released on February 24, 2017 on CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray. The film has been completely re-edited and the concert restored to the correct order, which is represented in the setlist above. The set also includes a five-song "secret concert" performed by the full band after the show had ended, with no audience. Shooting only stopped after film ran out during "Claudette". Rehearsal footage and pre- and post-show interviews are also included.
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1987-10-08 - FORT HANCOCK, SANDY HOOK, NJ

BRILLIANT DISGUISE

Film shooting by Springsteen and Director Meiert Avis for the video single of “Brilliant Disguise”. For this video Springsteen performed twenty-four takes of a new “live” vocal over the regular album instrumental backing track to the song. The shoot was moved to the mothballed army base at the last minute because the original location (a rented residential kitchen) was unavailable. Meiert Avis has a fascinating article on his website about the video that is a must-read.
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1987-10-08 - THE RITZ, NEW YORK CITY, NY

NATIVE AMERICAN / SUN CITY

With Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at the now-defunct rock club.

Audience tape and partial soundboard tape.
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1987-10-22 - ST. PETER'S CHURCH, NEW YORK CITY, NY

FOREVER YOUNG

Memorial service for John Hammond who died on July 10, 1987.

Audience tape. An edited version of Bruce’s performance plays over the end credits of the documentary John Hammond: From Bessie Smith To Bruce Springsteen; released on VHS and LaserDisc internationally. Pete Seeger also performed at the service, singing "We Shall Overcome".
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1987-10-31 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

STAND ON IT / GLORY DAYS / BAD MOON RISING / AROUND AND AROUND / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / LIGHT OF DAY / BORN TO RUN / FORTUNATE SON / TWO FACES / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT

Full Band except Nils Lofgren and Clarence Clemons. Premieres of "Brilliant Disguise", "Tougher Than The Rest", and "Two Faces", as well as the first acoustic "Born To Run". “Tougher Than The Rest” is close to the recorded version, faster and without the harmonica solos seen on the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour. “Born To Run” omits the harmonica solo played on the tour. "Lucille" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!". There was another band playing at McLoone's on this night, and very few people got word that Bruce was going to show up but they went to the bar which was already packed, as it was Halloween, and in some cases snuck in as there was no more legal room. Well, the band came in all dressed in black and with masks on. They hit the stage and pulled off their masks and, after throwing the other band off, played the above listed set. The guy who was the lead guitarist in the displaced band jumped off stage grabbed a camera that he luckily had with him and shot some pictures.
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1987-11-06 - RUMSON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, RUMSON, NJ

CAROL / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT / STAND BY ME

With The Fabulous Grease Band.

Soundboard tape.
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1987-11-17 - PALACE AMUSEMENTS, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TUNNEL OF LOVE

On-location film shooting by Springsteen and Director Meiert Avis for the video single of “Tunnel Of Love”. Location shooting started on the 16th and finished on the 17th. Note: During the shoot Springsteen was given a tour of the Asbury Park Rock and Roll Museum (then-located in the Palace complex) by its co-owner, Billy Smith.

The video single was released in early 1988 and is a mixture of lip synched and conceptual footage. An alternate version of the video was produced that was never released and it allegedly features less conceptual footage and more emphasis on Springsteen.
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1987-11-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / STAND BY ME / CAROL

With Bobby Bandiera.

Audience tape.
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1987-12-05 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

CAROL / STAND BY ME / WOOLY BULLY / AROUND AND AROUND / LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.

Audience tape (Unbooted).
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1987-12-07 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

REMEMBER WHEN THE MUSIC

The Harry Chapin Tribute. Acoustic version. Various Artists gala concert held in honour of the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin's 45th birthday and his posthumous awarding of the Special Congressional Gold Medal.

Audience tape. Audio of “Remember When The Music” was officially released on the CD Harry Chapin Tribute (Relativity Records) in 1990. Pro-shot video footage of Bruce’s performance is circulating on fan-made DVDs.
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1987-12-13 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

With Dion: A TEENAGER IN LOVE (with Paul Simon, Rubén Blades, Lou Reed, James Taylor, and Billy Joel)

Solo acoustic: BORN TO RUN

With The World's Most Dangerous Band: GLORY DAYS (with Paul Simon and Billy Joel)

With all performers: ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

All Star Benefit for the Homeless Children. Bruce backs Dion on "A Teenager In Love", along with Paul Simon, Rubén Blades, Lou Reed, James Taylor, and Billy Joel. "Born To Run" is the solo acoustic version. "Glory Days" is with Paul Simon and Billy Joel, backed by David Letterman's house band, The World's Most Dangerous Band. The Chuck Berry classic "Rock And Roll Music", which features all of the evening's performers, with Bruce, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and Paul Simon taking verses. The lineup for the night was Paul Simon, Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band, Lou Reed, Dion, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Laurie Anderson, Rubén Blades, James Taylor, Nile Rodgers with Chaka Khan, and Billy Joel; also joining in were Grandmaster Flash, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Cosby, Kevin Nealon, Lorne Michaels, and the baseball stars Don Mattingly and Ron Darling, who introduced Bruce.

Audience tape, soundboard and video footage.
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