Traditional - Circus March

First performance: 30/09/1967


Bruce covered the song only once: 
1967-09-30 Left Foot (The), Freehold, NJ 
One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining. This was the band's second gig at the club (see September 16). The mentioned 13-song setlist represents The Castiles' complete performance at this show, in the correct song sequence. George Theiss takes the lead vocal on "With A Little Help From My Friends", "San Franciscan Nights" and "The Letter". The former incorporates a brief instrumental rendition of "Winchester Cathedral" at the end. There were also two original compositions performed at this show. Bruce sings lead on "Mr Jones", written by organist Bob Alfano. There is also a Springsteen/Theiss creation, "Look Into My Window", with shared vocals. At one point Bruce calls for requests and someone shouts for "Sidewalk", a Springsteen creation from 1965, however the band plays "San Franciscan Nights" instead. Besides the ancient traditional instrumental "Circus March", other titles (with Springsteen lead vocals) include "Hey Joe", "My Generation", The Coasters' "Wake Me Shake Me" and the evening's encore, The Bee Gees "To Love Somebody". 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.


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