With the recent release of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's live shows in Rochester and Albany, I knew I had to comb thru my archives to share these rare images from that same time period. In fact it was a show in 1977 that had always stood out to me, the performance was so memorable, one that has been a constant conversation in my E Street world.
It was March 17 1977, Poughkeepsie NY and a performance that seemed so similar to the many in I witnessed in1976, except it was even more amazing. A stand out song, Backstreets, it was over the top. To this day I can recall looking thru my viewfinder and capturing a moment from this now classic song.
On this nite I deciding to experiment a little. Using traditional Tri-x B&W film was not new, but on this late winter eve I shot on Kodak color negative film.
Capturing the band in living color in a way that was not simple back in those days. High speed film was limited, with the color film this night, some special push processing, and wow! What color. There was no recommended way to do it from Kodak, so I tried my own test. The results were great, there is grain and color shifts, but thats all part of the history of these images.
A show that was captured in a new way, and preserved in living color, and now we have the soundtrack too.