Brilliant album by Bruce, definitely top 5, probably top 3.
Some facts (from Wikipedia):
|Released||September 30, 1982|
|Recorded||Mostly January 3, 1982 at Springsteen’s Colts Neck, New Jersey bedroom|
|Genre||Americana, folk rock, folk|
Nebraska is the sixth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 on Columbia Records.
In 1964 Jerry Lee Lewis was struggling back home in the US. He had recently moved from Sun to Smash Records, and they had a plan to get him a hit record. Just a few weeks before Landing in -England, Jerry Lee had recorded what many were sure would be his comeback hit: “I’m on Fire”. This great song never good further up than 98 on the charts, the Beatles was the new hot thing.
Jerry Lee traveled to Europe for 14 stops in England & 2 in West Germany. On this short tour Jerry Lee gave some outstanding performances, among them this Manchester TV Special & the Hamburg Star Club concert.
He was that kind of guy. All he wanted to do was get on the damn piano and do his stuff. And it was that kind of immediacy that we were aiming for. It wasn’t controlled. It’s a dangerous thing to do, and you wouldn’t be able to do it now.
~Philip Casson (Director of the TV Special)
In November , Van appeared with Jerry Lee Lewis at the Hammersmith Odeon, performing two songs, “Goodnight Irene” and “What´d I Say”. On the first of these, Lewis looks half stuffed, stiff back and trading phrases with Van, who badly needs a haircut, but drives the old rock´n´roller on. Lewis´s stubby fingers can still coax magic out of his grand piano.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)
Wonderful to see these two giants perform together.
Jerry Lee Lewis & Van Morrison
Hammersmith Odeon, London
September 29: Jerry Lee Lewis was born in 1935
“I am right. I`m always right. One time I thought I was wrong, I found out I was right. ”
~Jerry Lee Lewis
“Just point me to the piano and give me my money. In fifteen minutes I’ll have ’em SHAKIN’, SHOUTIN’, SHIVERIN’, and SHAKIN'”
~Jerry Lee Lewis
|Birth name||Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Also known as||The Killer|
|Born||September 29, 1935 (age 83)|
|Origin||Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Genres||Rock and roll, country, rockabilly, blues, Honky tonk, gospel|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, pianist|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Labels||Sun, Mercury, Sire/Warner Bros, MCA|
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname “The Killer”.
They call him the Boss. Well that’s a bunch of crap. He’s not the boss. He works FOR us. More than a boss, he’s the owner, because more than anyone else, Bruce Springsteen owns America’s heart.
~Bono (induction speech for at the 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
My Hometown – Springsteen on Broadway Performance from 2018 Tony Awards: