A historic poster for Bruce Springsteen's career-defining five night, ten show engagement at The Bottom Line club in Greenwich Village, New York, from 13-17 August 1975, later named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll. As Rolling Stone wrote... In August 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were booked to play ten shows at the tiny New York club the Bottom Line, near Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Springsteen was weeks away from releasing his third album, Born to Run, and his label, Columbia, invited more than 1,000 industry insiders to see what fans of the E Street Band's live shows had long known. As guitarist Steven Van Zandt says, "Blowing minds was routine for us. We had been doing it for ten years, and Bruce used all ten years of it in those shows." "It was our coming-out party," Springsteen says. "And some sort of transformation occurred over those five nights. We walked out of that place in a different place." The sought after poster features a fantastic image of Springsteen by Eric Meola, shot from the rear with his Stratocaster and sneakers slung over his back, and appears in Paul Grushkin's The Art of Rock plate 4.223.
Very good (B+)
Unfolded, not backed. Nicks and creases to corners and edges including a 5 in. diagonal crease extending from left edge. A few light creases throughout. Minor darkening to left edge. The number '5' in marker pen to reverse of upper left corner which is slightly visible recto above the 'S' in 'Springsteen.' Otherwise excellent.