If you're thinking about buying one of the historic Bruce Springsteen photos from the 1974 Harvard Square Theatre concert, there are a few things you need to know. After all, if your father or husband is a Bruce fanatic, you've got to give him something that will add to his vast knowledge of the Boss. Let's face it, a good gift is one that fits the person, but also enhances their life (and proves that you know a thing or 2 that they don't?).
So if you are interested in buying a Springsteen Print for Father's Day this year, first of all, you better hurry, (deadline for guaranteed delivery is June17 at 4PM EST). Yesterday we blogged about the top 10 reasons this photo will blow dad away, today we are going to look at some of those reasons in detail. First, let's look at Reason 10, of course.
10. The backstory to this photo - this concert and this night - is significant. Barry Schneier, the photographer, was involved in getting Springsteen booked on this show. He had seen Springsteen at another performance in Cambridge a month earlier in April 1974, at a bar called Charlie's Place. (Charlie's Place is no longer in Cambridge. We here at Gallery591974 are working on tracking down the former owners.) Barry knew, and took photos for a local music promotion company (Windowpane Productions (of course)- and after he heard Bruce at his Charlie's place performance, Barry could not wait to introduce the Window Pane owners to Springsteen's first 2 albums.
Read Barry's entire account of his first experience hearing Bruce, and his subsequent night of taking these photos here.
So this is fact # 10. There are many more on this site (read the Landau article) and other sites on the internet. This photo is becoming a collectors item. For the casual fan (or child or wife of) with limited budget this ink jet prints on sale for this Father's Day are the way to go. (ranging from $160 +S&H and up) For the serious collector, look at the Gallery 5.9.1974 limited edition print. At $5000 it is a serious commitment, but it may be one of the most important little known music photographs in history.