First proofs “Glory Bound”. Open 9/2 Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
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Van Morrison March 1974, Cambridge MA
Today’s exhibit preview. Van Morrison played the Harvard Square Theatre in March of 1974. Having spent time in the area in the late 60’s, working on his masterpiece Astral Weeks, he was looking to make a return visit. Though an established star by the mid 1970’s with hits like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance” he opted to play a small venue as a tribute to the town he once called home.
Patti SmithNovember 1975 “The Boarding House”, SF
Patti had formed the Patti Smith Group in 1974 after being encouraged by friends and peers that her poetry and performance style would be complimented well by having a rock and roll band behind her. After playing the clubs and other venues in NYC area in 1974 and then finishing her first album, “Horses”(which would come out in December of 1975 she travelled West for her first performance with her new group.
29 days to “Glory Bound”.
Bruce Springsteen won’t be the only subject featured. Here’s Patti Smith, San Francisco November 1975
Today’s “Glory Bound” preview. Back in the “day”, when we shot film, and stages were barely lit, we pushed film speed and if necessary, shot at 1/15 or 1/30s, wide open and hoped for the best. And sometimes we got a little surprise. This is one of my favorites, the E Street Band out of focus in the background with Bruce looking off stage. almost in my direction and in a slight blur. But so in the moment. There’s motion, action and energy on stage. Which is what it’s all about.
In selecting shots for the “Glory Bound” exhibit this September, not every shot makes the final cut. But here’s one we’re still considering. Bruce doing some story-telling during “Spirit in the Night”, May 1974
"Glory Bound" Preview No. 3
Ernest Boom Carter’s time with Bruce Springsteen was short but not without it’s influence. His jazz influenced rhythmic style was a major influence on the style that shaped the early sounds of the E Street Band.
GLORY BOUND Preview #2
Monmouth University Upcoming September Exhibit, “Glory Bound”. Soundcheck, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, May 9, 1974 Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA. Getting ready for what would become a legendary night.
Six weeks and counting to “Glory Bound” exhibit at Monmouth University, New Jersey. Show will feature 30 of my photographs of musicians at pivotal moments in their careers. I’ll be sharing some “previews” and stories in days ahead including a few extras. Gotta start with Bruce Springsteen, Harvard Square Theatre, May 9, 1974..”I saw the future of rock and roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen”