Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday early evening tunes: Lay down your money and you play your part

On this date in 1972, according to This Day In Music:
Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition.
I like the understatement of that last sentence.

Don't know what he played for the CBS execs; it couldn't have been "Hungry Heart," since it came along eight years later. But I like to think it captures what must have been the spirit of that moment.

Man. They all look so young. And alive.

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