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Powerful promoter Bill Graham offers Bruce Springsteen
's group Steel Mill a $1,000 recording contract after they make a three song demo at his Fillmore Recording Studio in San Francisco, California, USA. They turn it down.
Sha Na Na play the first of two nights at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, supported by Bruce Springsteen
And The E Street Band play the first of four nights at Charlie's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Mighty Joe Young.
The three-day long Ozark Music Festival
begins at The Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Jefferson Starship
, The Eagles
, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Bachman Turner Overdirve, The Marshall Tucker
Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra
, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Lynyrd Skynyrd
, Boz Scaggs
, Electric Flag
, Ted Nugent
And The Amboy Dukes, David Bromberg, Leo Kottke, Cactus
, Bob Seger
and Bruce Springsteen
. Hosting the event is Wolfman Jack.
Following a gig in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Bruce Springsteen
goes to Elvis Presley
's Graceland home and climbs over the wall. A guard, assuming him to be a crank fan, apprehends him.
The song Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen
is named as the "Unofficial Youth Rock Anthem" of New Jersey, USA, by the New Jersey State Assembly. Springsteen found this accolade somewhat ironic because the song was "about leaving Jersey."
Luxury casino and resort development Sun City
is opened in the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, just outside the border of South Africa. The resort will become embroiled in international politics in 1985 when Bruce Springsteen
's E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his music-industry activist group, Artists United Against Apartheid record the song Sun City, in which they vow never to perform at the resort because of its apartheid sympathies. Even so, artists including Queen, Elton John
, Linda Ronstadt
, Julio Iglesias, The O'Jays
, Ray Charles
, Boney M., Black Sabbath
, Rod Stewart
, Tina Turner
, Dionne Warwick
and Laura Branigan did play at the Sun City Super Bowl.
plays his third night at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
All ghosts of Bruce Springsteen
And The E Street Band's disastrous first visit to London are finally exorcised with this, the first of two stunning Wembley Arena shows.
plays the second of three nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When tickets for Bruce Springsteen
's upcoming concert in the city go on sale in Washington, DC, USA, fans flood the local phone system to such an extent that calls to government buildings, including The White House
, cannot get through. All 40,000 tickets sell out in ninety minutes.
When John Prine
plays at the Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York State, USA, Bruce Springsteen
unexpectedly joins him on stage during the song Paradise.
Nearly thirty years after the "payola" scandal of the 1950s, record industry promo man Ralph Tashjian is found guilty of distributing cocaine and money to radio stations to secure increased airplay for, among others, Bruce Springsteen
plays at The Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, Hollywood, California, USA.
On his Devils And Dust Tour, Bruce Springsteen
plays at The Theater at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
And The E Street Band play at The XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
And The E Street Band play at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
And The E Street Band play at The Verizon Center, Washington, DC, USA.
And The E Street Band play at Estadio Jos' Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain, Europe.
becomes the first Western artist in eighteen years to have two albums - The Fame Monster and The Remix - in the Japanese Top 10. This last time this happened was with Bruce Springsteen
's Human Touch and Lucky Town in 1992.
On their The River Tour
, Bruce Springsteen
And The E Street Band play the second of three nights at The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.