Nov 17, 2021
By Christine Ross
Bruce Springsteen had an early aversion to film cameras due to superstition, so there’s little onscreen documentation of him and the E- Street Band onstage in the mid-to late-70s.
So this week’s release of a 90-minute film that shows them performing at the No Nukes benefit concerts in 1979 significant for fans and music historians.
They’d been off the road that year recording The River and were thrilled to be before an audience again.
Their typical four-hour show was condensed into 90 minutes, sharing a bill with artists like Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt.