Carnival life forever

Early on, Bruce Springsteen made a couple of brilliant albums that hardly anyone outside the Tri-State Area noticed; come the summer of ’75, he was a star. But his catalog was already being ransacked by groups hunting for material, and one of those groups was the Hollies, who, in late ’74, snagged a song off The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Their version of “Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” was the second single from Another Night, with Terry Sylvester and Allan Clarke splitting the vocal work. It grazed the bottom of the charts for a couple of weeks, peaking at #85.

Herewith, a recent Sylvester appearance in Freehold, New Jersey, where you dare not mess up songs by the Boss.

Works better with one guy and a guitar, anyway.

1 comment

  1. canadienne »

    4 July 2013 · 11:45 am

    Happy 4th!

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