Springsteen's first band were formed in July 1965 under the stewardship of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in Brick Township, New Jersey. Tex Vinyard named the band after a brand of soap. They recorded two songs in May 1966 at a public recording studio, "Baby I" and "That's What You Get". We are aware of 115 performances by The Castiles before their final gig, which is believed to have taken place in August 1968. Shortly after Springsteen formed Earth.

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A timeline of The Castiles

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Promotional photo of The Castiles from early 1966. From left to right: Frank Marziotti, Springsteen, George Theiss, Paul Popkin and Vinnie Manniello.

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Promotional photo of The Castiles taken in May 1966. Left to right: Theiss, Springsteen, Curt Fluhr (with glasses), Popkin and Manniello.

All known Castiles performances:
  1. 1965-06-00b - TEX & MARION VINYARD RESIDENCE, 39 CENTER STREET, FREEHOLD, NJ (rehearsal)
  2. 1965-07-00 - TEX & MARION VINYARD RESIDENCE, 39 CENTER STREET, FREEHOLD, NJ (rehearsal)
  3. 1965-08-00 - BLUE MOON PIZZA RESTAURANT, FREEWOOD ACRES, NJ (Castiles)
  4. 1965-08-00 - ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  5. 1965-08-00 - WOODHAVEN SWIM CLUB, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  6. 1965-09-00 - ANGLE INN MOBILE HOME PARK, FARMINGDALE, NJ (Castiles)
  7. 1965-09-00 - FREEHOLD ELKS LODGE, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  8. 1965-09-00 - ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  9. 1965-10-00 - FORT MONMOUTH TEEN CLUB, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ (Castiles)
  10. 1965-10-00 - MARLBORO STATE HOSPITAL, MARLBORO, NJ (Castiles)
  11. 1965-10-00 - RECEPTION HALL, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (Castiles)
  12. 1965-10-08 - I.B. CLUB, HOWELL, NJ (Castiles)
  13. 1965-11-00 - SHOPRITE OF FREEHOLD, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  14. 1965-11-00 - ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  15. 1965-11-13 - HAZLET FIREHOUSE, HAZLET, NJ (Castiles)
  16. 1965-12-00 - V.F.W. HALL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  17. 1966-01-29 - MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLER DROME, MATAWAN, NJ (Castiles)
  18. 1966-02-00 - WESTERN MONMOUTH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  19. 1966-02-26 - MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLER DROME, MATAWAN, NJ (Castiles)
  20. 1966-04-22 - MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLER DROME, MATAWAN, NJ (Castiles)
  21. 1966-05-00 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  22. 1966-05-00 - TEX & MARION VINYARD RESIDENCE, 39 CENTER STREET, FREEHOLD, NJ (rehearsal)
  23. 1966-05-18 - MR MUSIC INC STUDIO, BRICKTOWN, NJ (rehearsal)
  24. 1966-05-21 - FREEHOLD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  25. 1966-06-00 - WOODHAVEN SWIM CLUB, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  26. 1966-07-02 - SURF 'N' SEE CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  27. 1966-07-10 - SURF 'N' SEE CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  28. 1966-07-29 - LOEW'S 35 DRIVE-IN, HAZLET, NJ (Castiles)
  29. 1966-08-06 - HARRIS GARDENS FIREHOUSE, UNION BEACH, NJ (Castiles)
  30. 1966-08-14 - SURF 'N' SEE CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  31. 1966-08-21 - SURF 'N' SEE CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  32. 1966-09-00 - FREEWOOD ACRES FIRE DEPT HALL, HOWELL, NJ (Castiles)
  33. 1966-09-00 - RED BANK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, RED BANK, NJ (Castiles)
  34. 1966-09-03 - ARTHUR PRYOR BANDSHELL, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Castiles)
  35. 1966-09-17 - SURF 'N' SEE CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  36. 1966-10-00 - ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  37. 1966-10-01 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  38. 1966-10-16 - V.F.W. HALL, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  39. 1966-11-00 - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  40. 1966-11-03 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  41. 1966-11-11 - MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLER DROME, MATAWAN, NJ (Castiles)
  42. 1966-11-26 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  43. 1966-12-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  44. 1966-12-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  45. 1966-12-03 - MATAWAN-KEYPORT ROLLER DROME, MATAWAN, NJ (Castiles)
  46. 1966-12-22 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  47. 1966-12-23 - AMERICAN HOTEL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  48. 1967-01-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  49. 1967-01-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  50. 1967-02-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  51. 1967-02-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  52. 1967-03-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  53. 1967-03-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  54. 1967-03-10 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  55. 1967-03-18 - THE CAGE, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  56. 1967-04-00 - ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  57. 1967-04-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  58. 1967-04-00c - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  59. 1967-05-00 - HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL, HOWELL, NJ (Castiles)
  60. 1967-05-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  61. 1967-05-00c - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  62. 1967-06-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  63. 1967-06-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  64. 1967-06-09 - FREEHOLD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  65. 1967-07-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  66. 1967-07-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  67. 1967-07-02 - SEE 'N' SURF CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  68. 1967-07-26 - CAMP ARROWHEAD, MARLBORO, NJ (Castiles)
  69. 1967-08-00 - PRIVATE PROPERTY, HOWELL, NJ (Castiles)
  70. 1967-08-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  71. 1967-08-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  72. 1967-08-12 - SEE 'N' SURF CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  73. 1967-09-00 - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  74. 1967-09-16 - THE LEFT FOOT, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  75. 1967-09-22 - WEST FREEHOLD SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  76. 1967-09-30 - THE LEFT FOOT, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  77. 1967-10-00 - CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY, LINCROFT, NJ (Castiles)
  78. 1967-10-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  79. 1967-10-00c - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  80. 1967-10-07 - MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  81. 1967-11-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  82. 1967-11-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  83. 1967-11-24 - FREEHOLD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  84. 1967-12-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  85. 1967-12-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  86. 1967-12-22 - OCEAN SIDE SURF CLUB, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Castiles)
  87. 1967-12-27 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  88. 1968-01-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  89. 1968-01-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  90. 1968-01-26 - THE LEFT FOOT, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  91. 1968-02-00a - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  92. 1968-02-00b - CAFÉ WHA?, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Castiles)
  93. 1968-02-23 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  94. 1968-03-02 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  95. 1968-03-10 - HULLABALOO, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  96. 1968-03-22 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  97. 1968-04-00 - HULLABALOO, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  98. 1968-04-26 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  99. 1968-05-00 - THE LEFT FOOT, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  100. 1968-05-11 - HULLABALOO, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  101. 1968-06-06 - HULLABALOO, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  102. 1968-06-08 - HULLABALOO, MIDDLETOWN, NJ (Castiles)
  103. 1968-06-18 - YMCA, LONG BRANCH, NJ (Castiles)
  104. 1968-06-19 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  105. 1968-06-22 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (early) (Castiles)
  106. 1968-06-22 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (late) (Castiles)
  107. 1968-06-28 - WEST END CASINO, LONG BRANCH, NJ (Castiles)
  108. 1968-07-05 - WEST END CASINO, LONG BRANCH, NJ (Castiles)
  109. 1968-07-06 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  110. 1968-07-12 - HULLABALOO, FREEHOLD, NJ (Castiles)
  111. 1968-07-17 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (early) (Castiles)
  112. 1968-07-17 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (late) (Castiles)
  113. 1968-07-24 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  114. 1968-08-09 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (early) (Castiles)
  115. 1968-08-09 - OFF BROAD STREET COFFEE HOUSE, RED BANK, NJ (late) (Castiles)
  116. 1968-08-10 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ (Castiles)
  117. 1968-08-27 - CAMP ARROWHEAD, MARLBORO, NJ (unconfirmed)



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