Them - GLORIA

First performance: 26/12/1975


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 34 times at full and 7 times as a snippet : 
 
Regularly included in a medley with "She's The One" during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour in 1978. 
 
 
1975-12-26 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Patti Smith)
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 
 
1976-11-26 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (late) (Patti Smith) 
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.  
 
 
 
1978-07-09 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CA
1978-07-12 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER THEATER, DALLAS, TX
1978-07-28 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI, FL
1978-08-10 - ROCHESTER COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NY 
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME 
1978-08-14 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA  
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 
1978-08-26 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI  
1978-08-29 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1978-09-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN  
1978-09-10 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH
1978-09-12 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY  
1978-09-13 - SPRINGFIELD CIVIC CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1978-09-29 - BOUTWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BIRMINGHAM, AL
1978-09-30 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA, GA
1978-11-05 - UNH FIELDHOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DURHAM, NH
1980-10-23 - OLD TIMERS' CAFÉ, SEATTLE, WA (Lost Highway Band)
1984-06-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1989-07-15 - T-BIRDS CAFE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (X-Men)
1994-05-29 - HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, HOLLYWOOD, CA (The Rock Bottom Remainders)
1994-10-21 - THE PLAYPEN, SAYREVILLE, NJ (John Eddie, Greg Kihn, Marshall Crenshaw, and Elliott Murphy)
1995-07-22 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Joe Grushecky)
1997-12-16 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
2000-05-22 - ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM, ANAHEIM, CA
2002-10-24 - GLOBE ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
 
  • snippets  
"She's The One" includes "Gloria"
 
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 
 

Songinfo

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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)
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah

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)
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
Looks so good (Gloria), alright
Just so good (Gloria), alright, yeah