RIP Stanley Snadowsky

Stanley Snadowsky, founder, along with Allan Pepper, of the legendary New York nightclub The Bottom Line, passed away February 25th in Las Vegas. The club opened its doors in 1974, and Bruce Springsteen was one of the first, of many, to play there. He played there in July 1974, while touring for The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle, though his most famous appearance happened in August of 1975 when Springsteen & The E Street Band offered a 10-show stand. The August 15th show was broadcast live on the radio and it’s one of Springsteen’s most famous shows, widely bootlegged.

Bruce came back to the club in 1976, for a unannounced guest performance with Patti Smith. Years later, in May ’92, Bruce played the Bottom Line for the last time when he offered a 90-minute private show for Sony executives, who heard many songs from the then brand new albums Human Touch and Lucky Town. The club finally closed in 2004.

Alan Pepper, Bruce Springsteen & Stanley Snadowsky

Springsteen at The Bottom Line in 1975 (photo: Peter Cunningham)

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