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40 years ago: the historic Main Point show

TheMainPointThenmainptceccolaOne of the most memorable performances in Springsteen’s career happened exactly 40 years ago at the small Main Point club in Bryan Mawr, Pennsylvania, in a very small venue for only 270 people. The two and a half hour show became legend as it was broadcast live on the radio and has been bootlegged many times over the years.

During a few months between 1974 and 1975 The E Street Band had an additional member: Suki Lahav on violin. She shone on the wonderful performances of “Incident on 57th Street” and Bob Dylan’s “I Want You”. Max and Roy were recent additions to the band after David Sancious and Ernest Boom Carter left in the summer of 1974, and Steve Van Zandt wouldn’t join the band until a few months later.

InsidetheMainpointThat night’s set list included many songs from Springsteen’s first two albums, plus a few songs that would form part of the yet-to-be-released Born to Run album (including a very early attempt at “Thunder Road”, then called “Wings for Wheels”), along with covers of some rock and soul classics, including “A Love So Fine”, “Shout” and Chuck Berry’s “Back in the USA” to end the show.

The complete set list:
Incident On 57th Street
Mountain Of Love
Born To Run
The E Street Shuffle
Thunder Road “Wings for Wheels”
I Want You
Spirit In The Night
She’s The One
Growin’ Up
It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City
Jungleland
Kitty’s Back
New York City Serenade
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
A Love So Fine / Shout
For You
Back in the U.S.A.

Show introduction by: WMMR dj Ed Sciaky

The band:
Bruce Springsteen
Clarence Clemons
Garry Tallent
Danny Federici
Roy Bittan
Max Weinberg
Suki Lahav

Concer photo: Phil Ceccola

Listen to the complete radio broadcast:

El histórico concierto en el Main Point

TheMainPointThenmainptceccolaUna de las actuaciones más memorables de la carrera del joven Springsteen tuvo lugar hace hoy 40 años en el Main Point de Bryan Mawr, en Pensilvania, en un pequeñísimo club donde sólo cabían 270 personas. El concierto del 5 de febrero de 1975 se emitió en directo por varias emisoras de la costa este, y el documento, de dos horas y media, perdura.

Durante unos pocos meses entre 1974 y 1975 la E Street Band contó con el añadido de Suki Lahav al violín, destacando en canciones como “Incident on 57th Street” o la estupenda “I Want You” de Dylan”. Max y Roy llevan sólo cuatro meses en la banda, y Steve Van Zandt no se incorporaría al grupo hasta unos meses después.

InsidetheMainpointEl repertorio de esa noche incluyó una amplia selección de canciones de los dos primeros discos del artista, así como avances de canción del aún no publicado Born to Run (incluyendo una primeriza “Thunder Road”, entonces llamada “Wings for Wheels”), junto a versiones de joyas y clásicos del rock: desde la mencionada “I Want You” al “Back in the USA” de Chuck Berry con que cerró la espectacular actuación.

Las canciones que sonaron esa noche:
Incident On 57th Street
Mountain Of Love
Born To Run
The E Street Shuffle
Thunder Road “Wings for Wheels”
I Want You
Spirit In The Night
She’s The One
Growin’ Up
It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City
Jungleland
Kitty’s Back
New York City Serenade
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
A Love So Fine / Shout
For You
Back in the U.S.A.

Presenta el concierto: el locutor Ed Sciaky, de la emisora WMMR

La banda:
Bruce Springsteen
Clarence Clemons
Garry Tallent
Danny Federici
Roy Bittan
Max Weinberg
Suki Lahav

Foto: Phil Ceccola

El concierto íntegro en audio: