Wedding of Marc Brickman to June Rudley, Bruce"s lighting director and travel agent respectively. They played for three hours, a mixture of classic covers and Springsteen originals.
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Played at the Stone Pony with Max Weinberg"s group Killer Joe, plus Roy Bittan, Patti Scialfa, and The Miami Horns.
Wedding reception for friends of Bruce and Patti . Bruce, on guitar and vocals, joins the wedding band (Jeff Lubin Band) on a rollicking rendition of Chuck Berry’s "You Never Can Tell
"You Never Can Tell", also known as "C"est La Vie" or "Teenage Wedding", is a song written by Chuck Berry. It was composed in the early 1960s while Berry was in federal prison for violating the Mann Act. ( 1964 ). The melody was influenced by Mitchell Torok"s 1953 hit "Caribbean". The tune was also made popular in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction."
"Chuck Berry was rock"s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock "n" roll writer who ever lived. This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages."
Springsteen and Berry played together on at least two occasions. As back up at the University of Maryland in 1973. Springsteen asked what songs they were going to do. Berry said : " we"re going to do some Chuck Berry songs." More than 20 years later, Springsteen again played backup for Berry, at a concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, celebrating the opening of the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.
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One show, triple bill, with Chuck Berry headlining, > second billed and Bruce and the boys opening. A show now steeped in legend. Berry"s contract stipulated that it was the promoter"s responsibility to supply him with a backing band for this concert. Apparently Bruce learned about a week before the show that the promoter was seeking a group to support Berry and immediately volunteered his band"s services for free, which the promoter gladly accepted. There was no rehearsal or soundcheck with Berry, so Bruce and the boys improvised as best they could. The show was Bruce"s first known appearance in Maryland. Bruce and the boys opened their part of the show with a 50-minute set, followed by a 60-minute set by Jerry Lee Lewis and his band. Chuck Berry (with Springsteen"s entire band backing him, including Bruce and Southside Johnny) closed the evening"s festivities with a 70-minute performance. Springsteen recounts some hilarious details in the 1987 Chuck Berry documentary Hail! Hail! Rock "n" Roll, but does not mention Southside Johnny’s appearance. Fearing that Berry might not want a harp player Bruce positioned Southside in the shadows at the extreme end of the stage. However Berry enjoyed the harp playing and near the end of the show he actually acknowledged Southside to the crowd saying "that white boy can blow, can’t he!" This almost sold out gig in the 15,000 seat Cole Field House was not without some controversy. Such was the demand to see the show that the school newspaper reported that twenty people were arrested when police spotted individuals sneaking into the concert via an open female lavatory window at the back of the building. Apparently 200-300 people made it in before the police caught wind of what was going on.