Springsteen saw his first rock concert here.

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Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
United States
39° 21' 40.8384" N, 74° 25' 19.4124" W


Bruce Springteen's mom took him to see his first rock show here, a performance by Chubby Checker. I heard this on Sirius Radio's E-Street channel, when cartoonist Frank Caruso was guest DJ and played the live version of Springsteen covering the Beatles' "Tell Me Why," and Bruce mentions it in the intro story. I see online that the date was 6/29/62. Bruce said that Checker was really good.

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 22:00


I see that this event is mentioned in the Born to Run" autobiography by Mr. Springsteen, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/25/16 at p. H3.

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