Bruce covered the song 3 times:
2023-10-29 New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Patti Scialfa is honored at the 15th Annual New Jersey Hall of Fame Ceremony, proudly inducted by her husband Bruce Springsteen. She becomes a two-time member of the Hall, since The E Street Band was inducted in 2012. E Street Band members Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg have also been inducted individually. To end the festive ceremony Bruce, Patti, Steve, and Tony Orlando
participate in a closing jam on "With A Little Help From My Friends", led by Freedom Bremner
and Mark Rivera.
Springsteen, Scialfa and Van Zandt were not onstage for the start of this song, but soon came out, arms wrapped around each other’s shoulders, and sang along, with Orlando joining them.
With Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, which includes both Nils Lofgren and Clarence Clemons. Actor John Candy joins in for 'with a lil help from my friends', playing tambourine.
Bruce covered the song in september 1967 with the Castiles at the band’s second gig in the 'left foot' in Freehold. George Theiss takes the lead vocal on "With A Little Help From My Friends". Only 26 minutes of the band’s 60-minute performance exists on the original master tape. The tape included 'one by one'. Keep in mind that only a small amount of setlists of the early years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more. One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining. This was the band’s second gig at the club (see September 16). The 13-song mentioned setlist represents The Castiles’ complete performance at this show, in the correct song sequence. This was The Castiles’ final appearance at The Left Foot. Although having only opened in September 1967, The Left Foot’s popularity dropped dramatically in March 1968 when the larger, trendier Freehold Hullabaloo club opened nearby. The Left Foot closed for good in April 1968.