Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bruce Springsteen’s New Documentary Features Marvel-Like Over-Credits Extra of the Boss Singing First Single Ever from 1966


Bruce Springsteen’s Apple TV documentary, “Letter to You,” arrives next Friday along with a new album of original E Street Band recordings.

There’s a review embargo on the film until this Friday, but I can tell you one thing about it now: there’s a Marvel-like over-the-credits extra scene that will please all Springsteen fans– and shows what a good film Thom Zimny has made. (No, it doesn’t feature Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury!)

For the first time in a long while, Bruce performs an acoustic version of “Baby I,” the first single he ever had, with his group The Castiles. The Castiles are all gone now, so Bruce is accompanied by his cousin Frank, who appears in the film. Bruce credits Frank with teaching him how to play the guitar.

The Castiles record is little known, although it’s on YouTube in a couple of forms including as part of the soundtrack to Bruce’s book, “Chapter and Verse.”

Here it is, with a photo of the E Street Band forerunners.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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