Buddy Holly - NOT FADE AWAY

First performance: 23/10/1971


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song most of the times in combination with "She's the one ". Also other songs were involved as a built up for "She's The One " (Mona/Gloria/Preacher's daughter/ Gunslinger)

1971-10-23 - KELLER HALL GYMNASIUM, UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, RICHMOND, VA
During the early years “Not fade away” was played live (at least) 1 time with the Bruce Springsteen Band. Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more. (Not fade away/Gunslinger) 
 
1976-11-26 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY

  • Darkness on the edge of town Tour
1978-07-09 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CA
1978-07-12 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER THEATER, DALLAS, TX
1978-07-15 - SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM, HOUSTON, TX
1978-07-28 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI, FL
1978-07-29 - BAYFRONT CENTER ARENA, ST. PETERSBURG, FL
1978-07-31 - TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM, COLUMBIA, SC
1978-08-01 - GAILLARD MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, CHARLESTON, SC
1978-08-04 - CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER, CHARLESTON, WV
1978-08-07 - WINGS STADIUM, KALAMAZOO, MI
1978-08-09 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME
1978-08-14 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA
1978-08-15 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1978-08-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1978-08-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1978-08-25 - NEW HAVEN VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, NEW HAVEN, CT
1978-08-26 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI
1978-08-28 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1978-08-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1978-09-05 - VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, COLUMBUS, OH
1978-09-06 - UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
1978-09-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN
1978-09-12 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY
1978-09-13 - SPRINGFIELD CIVIC CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1978-09-15 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1978-09-16 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1978-09-17 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1978-09-19 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ
1978-09-25 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
1978-09-29 - BOUTWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BIRMINGHAM, AL
1978-09-30 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA, GA
1978-10-17 - THE TROUBADOUR, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
1978-11-01 - JADWIN GYM, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NJ
1978-11-05 - UNH FIELDHOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DURHAM, NH
1978-12-28 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH, PA
Played as : Not fade away- Preacher's daughter - She's the one 
 
  • Magic Tour
2008-08-23 - SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO
 
  •  Wrecking ball Tour

2012-11-17 - SPRINT CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO
2012-11-26 - ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC
2013-07-11 - IPPODROMO DELLE CAPANNELLE, ROME, ITALY

  • High Hopes tour 

2014-02-05 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-04-12 - FARM BUREAU LIVE AT VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
2014-04-26 - AARON'S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD, ATLANTA, GA

  • Off-Tour
1989-06-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
1991-08-04 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ (With The Outcry) 
1994-11-13 - CASTAIC LAKE, CASTAIC, CA (With Jackson Browne)
1995-08-10 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ (With Solar Circus)
1997-03-08 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
 

Songinfo

"Not Fade Away" is a song credited to Buddy Holly (originally under his first and middle names, Charles Hardin) and Norman Petty (although Petty's co-writing credit is likely to have been a formality) and first recorded by Holly and his band, the Crickets. The rhythmic pattern of "Not Fade Away" is a variant of the legendary Bo Diddley beat. 
"Not Fade Away" was originally released as the B-side of the hit single "Oh, Boy!" and was included on the album The "Chirping" Crickets (1957). 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You're gonna give your love to me
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
I want to love you night and day
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You know my loving not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Well you know my loving not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
My love bigger than a Cadillac
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
I'll try to show it when you're driving me back
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Your love for me got to be real
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
A-for you to know just how I feel
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
A love for real not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
You're gonna give your love to me
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love to last more than one day
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love is loving and not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop)
Love is loving and not fade away
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)
(Bop-bop-bop-bop, bop-bop-bop-bop)