Bruce Springsteen – Bergen Show1 – July 23

Fantastic Bruce show… as expected.

But I have a very strong feeling that tonight’s show will be even better (and longer)….

Here are my “votes”:

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Hallgeir will update this post with his comments & some pictures tomorrow.


Well, so how do I do this?

Bruce Springsteen concerts are something else, always good, often great. The concert was a 6 out of 6, but it was very “showy” and vey 80’s oriented, nothing wrong with that, but I miss a few songs…

The show was fantastic (as expected) and very Born in the USA bent (7 songs!) Bruce flirted with the audience, it was a great show for the casual fan. Actually it was a great show for any one, Bruce and the band were in great form

My top 10 songs of the evening:

1. Thunder Road
2. Promised LAnd
3. For You (Egil clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about ;))
4. Because the night
5. Born to Run
6. Badlands
7. The River
8. Atlantic City
9. Spirit in the night
10. Born in the USA (what an Anthem this is!)

– Hallgeir

All photos by me (Hallgeir):

Because the Night solo:


Today: Don Henley is 65

From Wikipedia:

Donald Hugh “Don” Henley (born July 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up. Henley sings lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman“, “Desperado“, “Best of My Love“, “One of These Nights“, “Hotel California“, “Life in the Fast Lane“, and “The Long Run“. He and Glenn Frey formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in music history.

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn FreyDon HenleyBernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

With five number one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the band was ranked #75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.


  • Eagles have won six Grammy Awards:
    • (1975) Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus: “Lyin’ Eyes
    • (1977) Record of the Year: “Hotel California” (single)
    • (1977) Best Arrangement for Voices: “New Kid in Town
    • (1979) Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: “Heartache Tonight
    • (2008) Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “How Long
    • (2009) Best Pop Instrumental Performance: “I Dreamed There Was No War”
  • The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • On December 7, 1999 the Recording Industry of America honored the group with the Best Selling Album of the Century for Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975).
  • Eagles were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • The group ranked number 34 on Country Music Television‘s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003. They were one of four artists who were either a duo or a group on the list with the others being Alabama at number eleven, Flatt & Scruggs at number 24, and Brooks & Dunn at number 25.
Take it easy – central Park, NYC 1972:

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Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball tour – song statistics

Wikipedia -> Wrecking Ball Tour

JV will be attending 3 shows of Bruce’s Wrecking Ball Tour (the 3 shows in Norway). Setlist statistics are an important part of our warm-up to such important  concerts.

We will update this post regularly…

Update July 22

check playlist post for comments:

Bruce Springsteen summer 2012 concerts – Playlist


In the list right now… some songs are [Bold], which means “new” & HOT (frequent played since Europe leg started)


Songs based on the 50 first shows (Apollo & Austin included):

  • Wrecking Ball     50
  • Death to My Hometown     50
  • My City of Ruins     50
  • Waitin’ on a Sunny Day    50
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out     49
  • Dancing In The Dark     49
  • We Take Care of Our Own    48
  • Born To Run     48
  • Jack of All Trades     46
  • The Rising     46
  • We Are Alive     44
  • Badlands     43
  • Land of Hope and Dreams     36
  • Shackled and Drawn     33
  • Rocky Ground     34
  • The Promised Land     32
  • Thunder Road     29
  • Apollo Medley     27
  • Spirit In The Night    26
  • Out In The Street     23
  • The River    24
  • Born In The U.S.A.    24
  • Working on the Highway     21
  • Because the Night     20
  • Lonesome Day     19
  • She’s the One      18
  • Easy Money     17
  • The E Street Shuffle    15
  • No Surrender     16
  • Prove It All Night 15
    (2 times w/78 intro)
  • Johnny 99     15
  • Hungry Heart     14
  • Trapped     12
  • The Ties That Bind     12
  • Seven Nights To Rock     12
  • Glory Days     13
  • Bobby Jean    11
  • Twist & Shout     11
  • Youngstown     10
  • American Skin (41 Shots)     9
  • Darlington County     9
  • Candy’s Room     9
  • Murder Incorporated     8
  • Two Hearts     8
  • Atlantic City     7
  • Darkness On The Edge of Town     6
  • Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?     6
  • Backstreets     6
  • Racing in the Street     6
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)     6
  • American Land     6
  • Seeds     5
  • Raise Your Hand     6
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad     5
    (1 solo acoustic)
  • Thundercrack     4
  • Talk to Me     4
  • Radio Nowhere    4
  • Downbound Train     4
  • Save My Love     4
  • The Promise     5
  • Adam Raised a Cain    4
  • My Love Will Not Let You Down     4
  • Point Blank     3
  • Ramrod     3
  • Night     4
  • Cadillac Ranch     3
  • Something In The Night     3
  • Jackson Cage     3
  • Empty Sky     2
  • Seaside Bar Song     2
  • Kitty’s Back     2
  • I’m on Fire    2
  • You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)     2
  • Be True     2
  • Who’ll Stop The Rain     2
  • Incident on 57th Street     2
  • I’m Goin’ Down     2
  • Growin’ Up     2
  • Rendezvous     2
  • This Hard Land     2
  • Mansion on the Hill
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do / 634 Medley
  • I Ain’t Got No Home
  • The Harder They Come
  • Time Will Tell
  • Many Rivers To Cross
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Streets of Philadelphia
  • So Young and In Love
  • Lion’s Den
  • Mountain Of Love
  • Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
  • Light of Day (including You Can’t Sit Down)
  • California Sun
  • How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  • O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • Pay Me My Money Down
  • Something You Got (with Dr. John)
  • Bishop Danced
  • It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • The Weight
  • Summertime Blues
  • Sherry Darling
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Fire
  • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  • Independence Day (solo piano)
  • 96 Tears
  • When I Leave Berlin
  • Burning Love
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Working on a Dream
  • If I Should Fall Behind (solo piano)
  • Loose Ends
  • Tougher Than the Rest (solo piano)
  • Take ‘Em As They Come
  • My Hometown
  • I Fought The Law
  • I’m a Rocker
  • For You (Solo acoustic)    2
  • Honky Tonk Woman     2
  • I Saw Her Standing There (with Sir Paul McCartney)

Today: The late Sara Carter was born in 1898 – 114 years ago

From Wikipedia:

Sara Carter (July 21, 1898 – January 8, 1979) was an American Country music musician. Known for her deep and distinctive singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Carter Family:

The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, Southern Gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s. They were the first vocal group to become country music stars. Their recordings of such songs as “Wabash Cannonball“, “Can the Circle Be Unbroken“, “Wildwood Flower” and “Keep On the Sunny Side” made them country standards.

The original group consisted of Alvin Pleasant “A.P.” Delaney Carter (1891–1960), his wife Sara Dougherty Carter (1898–1979), and his sister-in-law Maybelle Addington Carter (1909–1978). Maybelle was married to A.P.’s brother Ezra (Eck) Carter and was also Sara’s first cousin. All three were born and raised in southwestern Virginia, where they were immersed in the tight harmonies of mountain gospel music and shape note singing.

Throughout the group’s career, Sara Carter sang lead vocals; Maybelle sang harmony and accompanied the group instrumentally; on some songs A.P. did not perform at all but at times sang harmony and background vocals and once in a while, lead vocal. Maybelle’s distinctive guitar playing style became a hallmark of the group.


  • The Carter Family was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970 and were given the nickname “The First Family of Country Music”.
  •  In 1988, the Carter Family was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and received its Award for the song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”.
  • In 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring A.P., Sara, and Maybelle.
  • In 2001, the group was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
  • In 2005, the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Today: Carlos Santana is 65

From Wikipedia:

Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, Latin music and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.

Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Allmusic (William Ruhlmann) on Santana (the band):

Santana is the primary exponent of Latin-tinged rock, particularly due to its combination of Latin percussion (congas, timbales, etc.) with bandleader Carlos Santana‘s distinctive, high-pitched lead guitar playing. The group was the last major act to emerge from the psychedelic San Francisco music scene of the 1960s and it enjoyed massive success at the end of the decade and into the early ’70s. The musical direction then changed to a more contemplative and jazzy style as the band’s early personnel gradually departed, leaving the name in the hands of Carlos Santana, who guided the group to consistent commercial success over the next quarter-century. By the mid-’90s,Santana seemed spent as a commercial force on records, though the group continued to attract audiences for its concerts worldwide. But the band made a surprising and monumental comeback in 1999 with Supernatural, an album featuring many guest stars that became Santana‘s best-selling release and won a raft of Grammy Awards.

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