Joe Grushecky Bruce Springsteen Wonder Bar

It was a sultry summer day at the Jesey shore — like so many others. People flocked to Asbury Park to help escape the heat and humidity of their homes.  The beaches and boardwalk were packed — like way back in the days of old! There were those who had also come to see Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers with special guest Eddie Manion on saxophone at the Wonder Bar. Though Grushecky and crew hail from Pittsburgh, PA, they have become sanctified by Asbury Park fans and…Continue Reading “Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park NJ – 7.18.2015”

Springsteen

Update: I added a link at the bottom of the page to download the entire show as mp3 audio. And the faithful gathered that night, on the mount of the about to be christened mega-church—The Prudential Center. This was a night of firsts. Bruce Springsteen never played the Prudential Center before. But it was a mighty arena. And christened it was. It was my first time in the city of Newark, and I lived my first thirty-eight years in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. I…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center Newark NJ 5.2.2012”

Springsteen @ Kean

Crazy Janey and her mission man were back in the alley tradin’ hands ‘long came Wild Billy with his friend G-man all duded up for Saturday night Well Billy slammed on his coaster brakes and said anybody wanna go on up to Greasy Lake It’s about a mile down on the dark side of route eighty-eight I got a bottle of rose so let’s try it We’ll pick up Hazy Davy and Killer Joe and I’ll take you all out to where the gypsy angels…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ Kean University 1974”

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band NYC

I’ve been a busy man these past few days. I’ve been scanning a lot of slides. As you can see in my previous few posts. It’s funny, I almost forgot I had these photos. When I dug out my slide pages from my closet, there they were. It seems there’s been a lot going on in my head since I saw Springsteen at Key Arena last week. Like I mentioned in my previous posts about my friend Gary Crosslin aka Junior Smoots. In trying to…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ The Palladium 1978”

I remember being there. I was high up almost touching the sky. Nothing could bring me down short of a bullet to the brain or some other grand misstep. I’d never been this high. Not to see a show at least. Not to see HIM. It was like an out of body experience. I’m here and I’m somewhere else …     It was a beautiful sunny post-summer Sunday. September 22, 1974 to be exact. Having just finished my senior year at Linden High School,…Continue Reading “Ghosts In The Eyes …”