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1989


1989-01-18 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

UPTIGHT (EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT) / (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION / AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG / LUCILLE / RESPECT / BE MY BABY / THE WANDERER / MY GIRL / GET READY / HONKY TONK WOMEN / I CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE / BONY MORONIE / START ME UP / CRYING / RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH / UNDER MY THUMB

Springsteen attends the fourth Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremonies. The night's inductees are Dion, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Phil Spector, plus The Ink Spots, Bessie Smith, and The Soul Stirrers in the Early Influences category. As had been the case in January 1987 (when Bruce inducted Roy Orbison and performed) and January 1988 (when Bruce inducted Bob Dylan and performed) Springsteen took the stage, joining in the all-star jam on most of the songs and sings lead on “Crying”, dedicated to Roy Orbison, who had passed away only a few weeks earlier. Bruce plays guitar on all songs, plus tambourine on "Uptight (Everything's Alright)". The all-star band includes, along with Bruce, The Rolling Stones (including Mick Taylor), The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Little Richard, Pete Townshend, Dion, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, and more. Bruce attended with Patti Scialfa and, according to some reports, former Castiles member George Theiss attended. Former E Streeter Band member Vini Lopez was definitely there and took part in the show. He later recalled "They had the whole induction ceremony and four hours later, Bill Graham is on stage and he's pulling people out of the audience. Bruce comes up to me and says, 'You see that other drum set up there?' Next thing you know, I was up there. I played for an hour and a half with those guys. Paul Simon, Steve Wonder. It was cool. Mick Jagger was leaning on my shoulder, singing 'Honky Tonk Woman' with Tina Turner." Audio of "Uptight (Everything's Alright)", "Honky Tonk Women", and "Start Me Up", was officially released in 2011 on the compilation album Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1: 1986-1991 (Live).
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1989-03-10 - RUBBER CLUB, LOS ANGELES, CA

C.C. RIDER

Bruce joins local band The Mighty Hornets onstage for one song at a party for boxer Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini. Patti Scialfa is also present. Rubber was a short-lived club owned by actor Mickey Rourke.



1989-04-25 - RUBBER CLUB, LOS ANGELES, CA

STAND BY ME

Bruce joins an unidentified local band onstage for one song. Rubber was a short-lived club owned by actor Mickey Rourke.



1989-06-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

YOU NEVER CAN TELL / LUCILLE / BOOM BOOM / TRAVELIN' BAND

Audience tape. With Max Weinberg's group Killer Joe, plus Roy Bittan, Patti Scialfa, and the Miami Horns.
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1989-06-03 - CARLYLE HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

LOVING YOU

No circulating audio. Wedding reception of E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan and his bride, Denise Rubin. Held in the ballroom at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, with Peter Duchin’s Orchestra providing the musical entertainment. Most, possibly all, of the E Street Band attended, but apparently they did not play. However Bruce did get up to sing the classic Elvis ballad “Loving You”.
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1989-06-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

NOT FADE AWAY / IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / LEAN ON ME / GLORY DAYS

Audience tape. With Nils Lofgren. Released on Great Dane CD EP “Lean On Me”, which was issued exclusively with Italian Springsteen fanzine “Follow That Dream”.
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1989-06-14 - JONES BEACH THEATER, WANTAGH, NY

DOWN BY THE RIVER

Soundboard tape (from a pro-shot video of average quality). With Neil Young at the outdoor amphitheatre in Jones Beach State Park on Long Island.
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1989-06-20 - MARTELL'S SEA BREEZE, POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ

KANSAS CITY

With Bobby Bandiera.
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1989-06-24 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

HOUND DOG / UNDER THE BOARDWALK / GLORY DAYS

Audience tape. With Bobby Bandiera.
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1989-06-29 - THE HEADLINER, NEPTUNE, NJ

TWIST AND SHOUT

With The Fabulous Greaseband. The song lasts twenty minutes.



1989-06-30 - BALLY'S, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

STAY / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / RUNNING ON EMPTY

Audience tape. With Jackson Browne at the luxury hotel and casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
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1989-07-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LONG TALL SALLY

Audience tape. With La Bamba.



1989-07-02 - THE CAFE BAR, LONG BRANCH, NJ

THIS LITTLE GIRL / ANGELYNE / BONY MORONIE / YOUR LOVE / DEDICATION / NEW ORLEANS

With Gary U.S. Bonds.



1989-07-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TRAVELIN' BAND

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1989-07-15 - T-BIRDS CAFE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LITTLE SISTER / GLORIA

With the X-Men.



1989-07-22 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

TWIST AND SHOUT / GLORY DAYS / ? / ?

With Peter Hartung & The Remakes.
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1989-07-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL / HOUND DOG / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / UNDER THE BOARDWALK / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / GLORY DAYS / CAROL

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1989-07-27 - THE HEADLINER, NEPTUNE, NJ

LONG TALL SALLY / UNDER THE BOARDWALK / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / GLORY DAYS

With The Fabulous Greaseband.
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1989-08-02 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ

WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE

Audience tape. With Bobby Bandiera.
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1989-08-11 - GARDEN STATE ARTS CENTER, HOLMDEL, NJ

GET BACK / LONG TALL SALLY / PHOTOGRAPH / WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (with John Candy)

Audience tape. With Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, which includes both Nils Lofgren and Clarence Clemons. Actor John Candy also joins in for the final encore, playing tambourine. Click the link above for a news article on the event - note that the clipping misidentifies Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally".
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1989-08-16 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ

NEW ORLEANS / MERCY MERCY / I'M FREE / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / I HEAR YOU KNOCKING / LIGHT OF DAY / LAND OF 1000 DANCES

With Bobby Bandiera.
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1989-09-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TRAPPED

Audience tape. With Jimmy Cliff and his band. This is an interesting seven-minute performance utilizing Cliff’s original arrangement of the song (i.e., some alternate lyrics and totally different melody to Bruce’s more famous cover version).



1989-09-23 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

AROUND AND AROUND / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / STAND BY ME / WHAT'D I SAY / GLORY DAYS / HAVING A PARTY / TWIST AND SHOUT

No circulating audio. Springsteen’s fortieth birthday and a quite significant bash in historic terms. Present and backing Bruce at the party was the entire E Street Band and Steve Van Zandt. On this night the E Street Band members were completely unaware that in less than four weeks (October 18th 1989) Bruce would phone them individually to inform them he was putting the E Street Band into semi-retirement, effective immediately. This would turn out to be the last Springsteen and the E Street Band performance together for over five years (until January 1995).
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1989-09-29 - MATT'S SALOON, PRESCOTT, AZ

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / DON'T BE CRUEL / ROUTE 66 / I'M ON FIRE

No circulating audio. With the Mile High Band, house band of the country-western bar. A newspaper article comments that Bruce arrived at the bar on his motorcycle before jumping on stage. He played for an hour - the band asked him to play "Pink Cadillac", but Bruce couldn't remember the words. Springsteen apparently told Mile High Band's rhythm guitarist Denny Orr that he was on vacation and on his way to the Grand Canyon. Barmaid Brenda "Bubbles" Pechanec must have made an impression - a week or so later Bruce sent her a cheque for $100,000 (some sources say $160,000) after hearing she was having some trouble with medical bills. Pechanec had just returned to work after undergoing cancer surgery.
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1989-12-17 - VENTURA THEATER, VENTURA, CA

GLORY DAYS / CADILLAC RANCH / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN

With Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers.


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