Them - Gloria

First performance: 26/12/1975


Bruce performed the song 17 times at full and 27 times in a medley with "She's The One".
2008-08-19 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
2002-10-24 Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
2000-05-22 Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
1997-12-16 McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ

1995-07-22 Tradewinds, Sea Bright, NJ
Joe Grushecky

1994-10-21 Playpen (The), Sayreville, NJ
John Eddie, Greg Kihn, Marshall Crenshaw, and Elliott Murphy
1994-05-29 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
The Rock Bottom Remainders

1989-07-15 T-Bird's Cafe, Asbury Park, NJ

1987-08-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ

1984-06-10 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Cats on a Smooth Surface

1980-10-23 Old Timers' Café, Seattle, WA

1976-11-26 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
Second of two separate admission shows. With Patti Smith. Bruce plays piano or guitar on all these tracks. A fan present recalls, "Bruce mostly played guitar since John Cale was on piano for most songs.

1975-12-26 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY 
Bruce turns up for the late show on opening night of Patti Smith's three-night (seven-show) residency at the club. Apparently Bruce is among a group of people (including Creem Magazine founder Lester Bangs) that congregate off-spotlight and supply the background chorus on "Gloria". This is the first of three low-key guest appearances at Patti Smith shows that Bruce will make over the ensuing 24 months 
  • Snippets
during SHE'S THE ONE

1979-01-01 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1978-12-20 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
1978-12-16 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
1978-11-20 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
1978-11-17 Munn Ice Arena, East Lansing, MI
1978-11-16 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
1978-11-14 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
1978-11-05 UNH Fieldhouse, Durham, NH
1978-09-30 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
1978-09-29 Boutwell Memorial Auditorium, Birmingham, AL
1978-09-13 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
1978-09-12 Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY
1978-09-10 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
1978-09-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
1978-08-29 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
1978-08-26 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
1978-08-23 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1978-08-21 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1978-08-18 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1978-08-15 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1978-08-14 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
1978-08-12 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
1978-08-10 Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
1978-08-09 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1978-07-28 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
1978-07-12 Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
1978-07-09 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA


"Gloria" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "Gloria!" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. Morrison said that he wrote "Gloria" while he performed with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of 1963, at just about the time he turned 18 years old.

Bruce on the artist

2011-03-00 Renegade Nation Studio, New York City

Bruce makes his debut appearance on Steven Van Zandt's Little Steven's Underground Garage radio show. The interview was broadcast in three parts on April 1, 8 and 15 on over 200 terrestrial FM radio stations
across the United States. They discuss Them, and how Bruce (with The Castiles) performed their show-stopper "Mystic Eyes" at a Battle Of The Bands contest in 1966.
Listen here


Like to tell you about my baby
You know she comes around
She about five feet four
A-from her head to the ground

You know she comes around here
At just about midnight
She make you feel so good, Lord
She make you feel alright

And her name is G, L, O, R, I
G L O R I A (Gloria)
G L O R I A (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it all night (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it every day (Gloria)

She comes around here
Just about midnight
And she make me feel so good, Lord
I want to say she make me feel alright

Comes walking down my street
When she comes to my house
She knocks upon my door
And then she comes in my room
Yeah, and she make me feel alright

G L O R I A (Gloria)
G L O R I A (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it all night (Gloria)
I'm gonna shout it every day (Gloria)
Looks so good (Gloria), alright
Just so good (Gloria), alright, yeah