- 1974 – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen in 1974

1974-03-24 – CELEBRITY THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ

WILD BILLY’S CIRCUS STORY / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / WALKING THE DOG / KITTY’S BACK / IT’S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FOR YOU / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT
Springsteen headlining and Wendy Waldman opening. This was Bruce’s first-ever experience performing on a revolving stage (he would spin again on July 27 and February 23, 1975). The above-mentioned 11-song setlist (believed to encompass the entire performance) is culled from a review of the concert that appeared in the Arizona State University paper. “For You” is likely to be the solo piano version. Also from this night is an outstanding 40-minute discussion with Bruce (and Mike Appel in spots) that took place backstage after the show with reporters from The Phoenix New Times and Arizona State University. This is the most interesting interview with Springsteen available in any media format from the pre-Born to Run era, loaded with details about early shows and sessions. This interview can be found on the CDR ‘The Inner View’.