SPRINGSTEEN ROCKS ASBURY PARK FOR PARKINSON'S BENEFIT
Bruce Springsteen played a dozen songs on Saturday (January 18th) at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre at the annual Light Of Day benefit concert to raise money to fight Parkinson's Disease, according to Rolling Stone. “The Boss” has appeared at all but four of the 20 benefit shows, having missed the past four gigs. Springsteen performed two songs with Jesse Malin — “Broken Radio” and “Meet Me At The End Of The World” — and later joined old friends, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers for a nine-song set. Among the other performers taking the stage were Dramarama, the Weeklings, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso, and Willie Nile.
Springsteen interspersed his own E Street Band classics with Grushecky favorites — along with “Savin' Up” — the 1983 tune he wrote for Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers. All told Springsteen and Grushecky tackled “Talking To The King,” “The Promised Land,” “Pumping Iron,” “Atlantic City,” “Never Be Enough Time,” “Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” “Pink Cadillac,” “Savin' Up,” and “Light Of Day,” featuring the evening's performers. Springsteen closed the show with an acoustic take on “Thunder Road.”