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1994
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1994-01-20 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

COME TOGETHER

With Axl Rose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This duet was originally scheduled / planned for Rod Stewart and Elton John. Rod Stewart didn't make the event because of the earthquake in Los Angeles shortly before the event. As Bob Weir / John Popper and others performed on stage the production personnel approached Bruce with the lyrics to "Come Together". Bruce politely refused, repeatedly. The producers then approached Axl Rose who was at the next table over. Axl agreed and then pulled up a chair next to Bruce. After a minute or two of conversation, Axl put the lyrics on the table and Bruce and Axl hovered over the paper for a few minutes. As Bob Weir, John Popper et al. left the stage, Bruce and Axl simply got up, walked onto the stage and rocked. No rehearsal. No practice. Amazing to witness. 1994's inductees include The Animals, The Band, Elton John and Bob Marley.

Audio officially released in 2011 on the compilation album Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Vol. 2: 1992-1994 (Live).
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1994-01-27 - UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA

Rehearsal: STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA (several takes)

Show: STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

‘The Concert for Life’ AIDS benefit. Bruce, dressed casually in jeans and a white shirt, gives a moving rendition of his new “hit”. Springsteen’s backing band was Roy Bittan (keyboards), Tommy Sims (bass, harmony vocals), Bobby King (harmony vocals) and a still-unidentified drummer. Bruce performed several takes at rehearsal, both with and without his acoustic guitar – he opted to go without the guitar for the show performance. Footage of Bruce’s performance was broadcast on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and on the ‘E Network’.
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1994-02-00 - CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

Springsteen, along with a band consisting of Roy Bittan and three other, as-yet unidentified, musicians shoot a video of “Street Of Philadelphia” with the stage set being outfitted with city street props. This obscure video clip, which appears to have been filmed in black & white except for brief color that appears near the end, premiered on the UK’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ TV show in spring 1994 and was announced as being “Live by satellite from New York”, although the “live” claim seems unlikely.
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1994-02-00 - THRILL HILL WEST, BEVERLY HILLS, CA

HOMESTEAD

Springsteen (with Toby Scott recording and Bob Clearmountain mixing) produces a recording session for Joe Grushecky, on a song they had co-written together during the previous few months. In addition to Springsteen on guitar, Grushecky’s studio band for this session consisted of musicians organized by Bruce that he was utilizing for his own scattered studio sessions of the period - Shane Fontayne (guitar), Zack Alford (drums), TM Stevens (bass) and Leon Pendarvis (keyboards). Please see Brucebase listings under November 1993, August 1994, October 1994 and April 1995 for the other segments of this project.

The above-mentioned recording was first released on Grushecky’s album American Babylon in October 1995.



1994-03-01 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

PEOPLE GET READY - WOMAN'S GOT SOUL - FREDDIE'S DEAD - LOOK INTO YOUR HEART - GYPSY WOMAN - IT'S ALL RIGHT / AMEN

36th Grammy Awards. A Curtis Mayfield medley with various artists and Bruce presenting Curtis with a special "Legend" Grammy award. With Steve Cropper, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Vernon Reid, Steve Winwood, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Narada Michael Walden, Don Was, and others. Bruce sings lead on "Gypsy Woman" and takes the first line of "People Get Ready". Mayfield and The Impressions (including Jerry Butler) are onstage for "Amen".

TV broadcast.
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1994-03-21 - DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, LOS ANGELES, CA

STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

66th Academy Awards. Bruce wins an Academy award for "Streets Of Philadelphia" in the "Best Original Song" category. He performs the song backed by Roy Bittan (keyboards), Tommy Sims (bass, harmony vocals), Zack Alford (drums), and Bobby King (harmony vocals). The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls of the Los Angeles Music Center - another is the Ahmanson Theatre, at which Bruce performed in May 1973.
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1994-04-29 - HOUSE OF BLUES, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

No set details known. With John Fogerty on one or two songs. This was a private charity fundraiser with only a select group of Hollywood film and music elite present.



1994-04-30 - HOUSE OF BLUES, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE

With James Brown (and a backing vocal group consisting of Dan Aykroyd, Magic Johnson, Wesley Snipes, and Woody Harrelson). Danny Federici was in the house band on keyboards. This was a private party to launch the new club, which opened for business to the general public the following night.

There is no circulating audio.
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1994-05-29 - HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, HOLLYWOOD, CA

GLORIA

With The Rock Bottom Remainders, a rather tongue-in-cheek band name for an amateur outfit consisting of writers Stephen King, Dave Marsh, Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Matt Groening, Roy Blount, Jr., Joel Selvin, Ridley Pearson, Ken Follett, and other authors. This event was actually an American Booksellers Association Convention. Springsteen was jokingly introduced as “a guy who isn’t up to our musical standards, but we’ll let him play anyhow”.

No circulating audio although some brief video footage with audio was shown on news broadcasts.
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1994-06-18 - McCABE'S GUITAR SHOP, SANTA MONICA, CA

WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY

Duet with John Wesley Harding.

Audience tape. Audio recording of "Wreck On The Highway" was officially released as a bonus track on the CD reissue of John Wesley Harding's Awake album in 2001.
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1994-06-27 - HOUSE OF BLUES, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

RIDE YOUR PONY / TEXAS BLUES ROCKER / JUST TO BE WITH YOU / TOBACCO ROAD / BAMA LAMA BAMA LOO / I HAPPEN TO LOVE YOU

Bruce guests with the House Of Blues Band.



1994-07-16 - THE STONE PONY TENT, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I PLAYED THE FOOL / FUNKY BROADWAY / LAND OF 1000 DANCES / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME / JERSEY GIRL / I'VE BEEN WORKING TOO HARD / HAVING A PARTY

The Stone Pony's twentieth anniversary celebration. Bruce, along with Max Weinberg, Patti Scialfa, and Jon Bon Jovi, join Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.

Audience tape.
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1994-08-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ

DARK AND BLOODY GROUND / LABOR OF LOVE / WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR / BILLY’S WALTZ / ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Springsteen (with Toby Scott recording and mixing) produces a further recording session for Joe Grushecky. Unlike the previous two Grushecky sessions held on the west coast (November 1993 and February 1994 – see Brucebase listings) the backing musicians for the east coast sessions consisted of The Houserockers, Grushecky’s own Pittsburgh-based band. In addition to producing the session Springsteen provided guitar and duet vocals on the standout Springsteen-Grushecky composition “Dark And Bloody Ground”, plus guitar and mandolin on "Labor Of Love", guitar on "What Did You Do In The War" and "Only Lovers Left Alive", and mandolin on "Billy's Waltz". See Brucebase listing for October 1994 and April 1995 for the final sessions in this project.

All of the above recordings were first released on Joe’s album American Babylon in October 1995.


1994-08-20 - MARZ AMERICAN STYLE, LONG BRANCH, NJ

Soundcheck: LUCKY TOWN / BETTER DAYS / ATLANTIC CITY / LIVING PROOF / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BORN ON THE BAYOU

LUCKY TOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / CHAIN SMOKIN' / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / BROWN EYED GIRL / MUSTANG SALLY / ATLANTIC CITY / DIDDY WAH DIDDY / LIVING PROOF / GLORY DAYS / AROUND AND AROUND (with John Eddie) / BAMA LAMA BAMA LOO / THE WANDERER - KANSAS CITY (with Dion DiMucci)

Bruce guests with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, along with special guests John Eddie and Dion DiMucci.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. Available on CDs 'Marz Bars 'n' Guitars' and 'American Style'.
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1994-08-26 - CLASSICS CAFE, WESTWOOD, NJ

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / MUSTANG SALLY / SLOW DOWN / HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE / TWIST AND SHOUT / BOOM BOOM

With Stand And Deliver and Max Weinberg. A reader who was present comments "Funny note the band never referred to Bruce by name I know they called him Mr Frank Sinatra once and I think Keith Richards (not a 100% on that one but pretty sure). What a night."

Audience tape.



1994-09-08 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

MTV Video Music Awards. Bruce wins a MTV Video Music Award in the "Best Video from a Film" category, and loses to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the "Best Male Video" category.
He performs backed by Roy Bittan (keyboards), Tommy Sims (bass, harmony vocals), Max Weinberg (drums), and Bobby King (harmony vocals).



1994-09-20 - HOUSE OF BLUES, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

With John Fogerty.



1994-10-20 - ROSELAND BALLROOM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

RAINY DAY WOMEN #12 & 35 / HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED

Bruce and Neil Young guest in the third encore at a Bob Dylan show in New York, both playing guitar.

Soundboard audio on CD "Positively West 52nd Street".



1994-10-21 - THE PLAYPEN, SAYREVILLE, NJ

HEY TONIGHT / SUSPICIOUS MINDS / BANG A GONG (GET IT ON) - (GET YOUR KICKS ON) ROUTE 66 / GLORIA

With John Eddie, Greg Kihn, Marshall Crenshaw, and Elliott Murphy.

Audience tape and soundboard. Soundboard recording available on CDs 'Cover Versions - Live USA' (Irmtrat) and 'Rocks The Playpen' (Moonlight Records).
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1994-10-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ

COMIN’ DOWN MARIA / NO STRINGS ATTACHED / TALK SHOW

Springsteen (with Toby Scott recording and mixing) produces a further recording session for Joe Grushecky (with the Houserockers as the studio backing band). Unlike the previous three Springsteen-Grushecky recording sessions for this album project (November 1993, February 1994 and August 1994 – see Brucebase listings), Springsteen does not play on these three session recordings, although Patti Scialfa provides backing vocals on the first track listed above.

All three of these recordings were first released on Joe’s album American Babylon in October 1995. Although the album was essentially completed at this stage (it was filed with the U.S. Copyright Office on December 13, 1994), Grushecky had trouble finding an interested record company. As Grushecky has commented in interview: “We got turned down by everybody, I mean everybody. That’s another reason why it took so long (for release); I didn’t have any funding….. right around the turn of the year (December 1994-January 1995). Pinnacle UK became involved and we knew we had a home for the project.”



1994-11-13 - CASTAIC LAKE, CASTAIC, CA

RUNNING ON EMPTY / BORN TO RUN / (GET YOUR KICKS ON) ROUTE 66 / NOT FADE AWAY / BORN TO BE WILD

With Jackson Browne. Bruce takes part in the eleventh annual Love Ride charity motorcycle ride. The Love Ride is a 50-mile motorcycle caravan with tens of thousands of participants, including celebrities Proceeds from the event (this year the ride raised $1,070,000) go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The rally finished at Castaic Lake, just outside Los Angeles, where a post-race Jackson Browne concert was held. Browne performed three sets and he was joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen during the third.
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1994-12-20 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / RUN RUDOLPH RUN / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY

With Tim McLoone's Holiday Express.

Audience tape.
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