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The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen 's primary backing band since The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in When not working with Springsteen, members of the band have recorded solo material and have pursued successful careers as session musiciansrecord producerssongwriters, actors and other roles in entertainment.
The band took its name from the street in Belmar, New Jerseywhere Sancious' mother lived. She allowed the band to rehearse in her garage. Tourists to the area seeking sight of early Springsteen haunts often mistakenly believe the house was on the corner of E Street and 10th Avenue, perhaps due to the Wreck On The Highway - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - New York City Second Dream Night " Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out " about the band's beginnings. The Sancious house was at E Street with the garage Best Of My Love - Various - Rhythm & Black between the house and the southside fence.
Springsteen's debut Greetings from Asbury Park, N. Sancious, even though he played on the album, missed that first tour. It was not until June that he began appearing regularly on stage with the band. A few months later, in AugustSancious and Carter left to form their own jazz fusion band called Tone.
Violinist Suki Lahav was briefly a member of the band before leaving in March to immigrate to Israel where she would later find success as a songwriter and novelist. Steven Van Zandt guitar, vocalswho had long been associated with Springsteen and had played in previous bands with him, officially joined the band in July This lineup remained stable until the early s when Van Zandt left to pursue his own career, a move that was announced in He would later rejoin the band in In JuneNils Lofgren guitar, vocals was added to replace Van Zandt; Springsteen's future wife Patti Scialfa vocals, later guitar was also added to the lineup.
Bythe band also included Soozie Tyrell violin, vocals. Tyrell had earlier worked with Scialfa touring with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and sporadically with Springsteen dating back to the early s. Whether Tyrell became as full-fledged a member as the others remains unclear. Some press releases refer to her as a "special guest",  Blowin Away - Laura Nyro - Time And Love: The Essential Masters cover notes of Live in Barcelona list her as a "with" member, the liner notes of We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions refer to her as "violinist with the E Street Band", and some press releases don't mention her at all.
On November 21,it was announced that Danny Federici would take a leave of absence from Springsteen and the E Street Band's ongoing Magic Tour to pursue treatment for melanomaand was temporarily replaced by veteran musician Charles Giordano. We all eagerly await his healthy and speedy return. Giordano has since become an unofficial member of the band. Clarence Clemons suffered a stroke on June 12, Pink Floyd - Zirkus Krone 70 underwent two surgeries, after which he was declared to be in a serious but stable condition.
On occasions e. Its most prominent members include Richie Rosenberg The Sun Fired Blanks (2002) - Dark Tranquillity - Where Death Is Most Alive and Mark Pender trumpet. In the late s and early s, there was a vibrant music scene in and around the City of Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore.
Inwhen Springsteen gained a recording contract with CBShe picked the cherries among Jersey Shore musicians to record — and to tour in support of — his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. However, unlike such backing bands as the Silver Bullet Band or the Heartbreakersthe E Street Band never received a full credit on a Springsteen studio album.
Only individual band members were credited. Even though the band did all or nearly all of the playing on these albums, each was released solely under Springsteen's name. Indeed, the E Street Band is not even mentioned as such in any of the literature for these albums until an inside liner note for The Riverand then a cover "Performed by" credit on Born in the U.
Later albums such as Tunnel of Love and Greatest Hits did name the band and list the members. Concerts were a different story. In each concert, Springsteen typically would extend one song between andalmost always " Rosalita " to involve an elaborate introduction of each member of the band, introducing nicknames, characterizing each player "Professor" Roy Bittan, "Miami" Steve Van Zandt, "Phantom" Dan Federici, "Mighty" Max Weinberg, and Garry "W.
More substantially, Springsteen split concert revenues equally with the band members, a practice almost unheard of for backing bands in the music industry. Thus in when Springsteen and the band featured on the No Nukes album and No Nukes film, the live performance was credited to both. All subsequent live recordings and concert DVDs have also been credited to both. Bondsbefore he launched his own solo career as Little Steven. The E Street Band and Springsteen regularly Back Up And Push - Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys* - Back Up And Push (Shellac) out on all these projects.
This was the first time the band received a full credit. Bondswhen it provided backup on two albums, Dedication and On the Line. Van Zandt produced both with Springsteen. Initially without a band of his own, he simply borrowed Clemons, Federici, Tallent, Weinberg, and an assortment of Jukes, including Rosenberg and Pender, to record his debut Men Without Women.
Other artists had also begun to recognize their talents and the band members were never out of work. Several of these albums acknowledged their contributions with a credit such as "courtesy of the E Street Band". Throughout the s, members of the band were involved with various other projects.
Although not used at the time, the recordings later surfaced on Dylan's The Bootleg Series. An album and single featured Springsteen and Clemons, among others.
Clemons teamed up with Sancious both on his solo album Hero and on albums with Wreck On The Highway - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - New York City Second Dream Night Fornaciari. InSpringsteen informed the E Street Band members that he would not be using their services for the foreseeable future. He had already recorded one completely solo album, Nebraska. The last full band activity had been autumn 's Cellardoor - Viadrina - Cellardoor EP Rights Now!
Band members started to go their separate ways and onto separate projects — Tallent to Nashville to work on record production, Federici to California, Clemons to Florida, Lofgren to Maryland to resume his long-time solo activities.
Weinberg, besides an abortive try at law schoolwas putting together the band Killer Joe and recording an album. Springsteen also continued to use assorted members of the band on his forthcoming albums and projects. The former included a guest appearance from David Sancious while the latter introduced Soozie Tyrell.
Patti Scialfa also provided backing vocals on both. Little Steven produced and played guitar on a remix of the single "57 Channels". However, the majority of musicians used on these albums were session musicians. Tunnel of Love falls into a grey area and its status is open to debate. Inhe released Tracksa box set collection of unreleased recordings dating back tomany of which featured the band. Finally inSpringsteen and the E Street Band reunited on a more substantial basis, ten years after he had dismissed them.
With the exception of Weinberg and Van Zandt, the band members had not found any career paths that could match the E Street Band for fortune and fame.
Nevertheless, there seemed to be no long-term animosity from the split. Inthe reunion was continued with the release of new studio album The Rising and the long, successful Rising Tour. Another important release from this era was The Essential Bruce Springsteenanother greatest hits package combined with more archival material.
During the latter, Springsteen mentioned he did plan to work with the E Street Band again in the future, but was vague about details. Concurrent with the album's release in Octoberthe Magic Tour began.
However, after the conclusion of the tour's first leg on November 19,Danny Federici took a leave of absence from the tour to pursue treatment for melanoma ; he was replaced by Sessions Band member Charles Giordano. Springsteen had always given elaborate band introductions during shows, often incorporating humorous characterizations of band members or stories of how they had joined and always building up to an over-the-top introduction of "Master of the Universe" stage foil Clarence Clemons.
Springsteen used the ending of the Reunion Tour's band intro song, " Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out ", to introduce a more specially branded sequence to emphasize his view of the E Street Band's greatness. The exact wording varied, but generally was some form of the following:.
On the Magic Tour, the video screens around the stage added cartoon-like graphics to CLC - Tall Tall Trees - Freedays the final E! In the wake of the passing of Federici and then Clemons, Springsteen amended the introduction to "testifying, death-defying, legendary E Street Band!
Springsteen's "heart-stopping The sequence then got its biggest audience immediately prior to Springsteen and the band taking the stage at halftime, when a prerecorded series of football players from the game saying each phrase in turn was aired by way of introducing the performance. Prior to the game, on Thursday, January 29, Springsteen gave a rare press conference, where he promised a "twelve minute party". That takes some of the pressure off.
Nineteen-year-old Jay Weinberg filled in at drums for his father, Max, during portions of shows, or for some full shows, during the Working on a Dream Tour. On June 12,Clarence Clemons suffered a stroke and died six days later from resulting complications, on June 18 at age Steve Van Zandt wrote on his web site "We will continue to make music and perform. Let's face it, that's all we really know how to do. But it will be very different without him. So it was a bittersweet night. The band was again joined by the horn section and by Tom Morello for the entire tour.
Van Zandt missed most of the North American leg due to filming his television Wreck On The Highway - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - New York City Second Dream NightLilyhammer. The tour supported Springsteen's album, High Hopes. Jake Clemons role in the band had been expanded and his interactions on stage with Springsteen were like those of his uncle. InSpringsteen announced plans for The River Tour He had originally planned a solo tour, but felt that it would delay his next tour with the E Street Band for a few years.
Envisaged as a short tour, it expanded to an eight-month outing from January to September The tour did not include Morello or the horn section, with the exception of Clemons.
The band's second show in Philadelphia on September 9, was amongst the longest shows of Springsteen's career, clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes, two minutes shy of his longest show ever in Springsteen followed up the Summer 17 tour by announcing a solo concert residency on Broadway without the E Street Band. Springsteen on Broadway ran from October 3, to December 15, Lofgren responded saying "I sure hope so" however Gary Wreck On The Highway - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - New York City Second Dream Night responded saying that it was "looking unlikely though" fueling rumors of the end of the E Street Band.
I like Nils' answer better".
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