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Sceneroller, Max's Kansas City, 1972, August 10 (Thu), Dave Van Ronk, Doris Abrahams, Bruce Springsteen
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From Consequence of Sound:

Footage from the 1972 concert at Max’s Kansas City in New York shows a young (and bearded) Springsteen performing his inaugural set as a signed artist with Columbia Records. He was booked as the opening act for Dave Van Ronk and Doris Abrahams, but clearly made a strong impression — the kind usually attributed to seasoned, headliner types.


In the clip, he’s introduced by MC and booking agent Sam Hood as “a fine young songwriter” and a “special talent.” As Springsteen settles on his stool, guitar in hand, he says, “This is a song about being new in town,” before diving into “Henry Boy." 

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