HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear ___
Happy birthday to you


This song is credited 1935 © Mildred J Hill Summy-Birchar Music. Sure Bruce, as most people on this planet, has sung this very traditional song countless times and on many occasions in his life. Here are the confirmed dates on which Bruce sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

  • 23 Oct 1975 at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, NY (read below)
  • 21 Sep 1978 at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, the crowd sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce and the band joins in
  • 21 Sep 1984 at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, the crowd sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce
  • 22 Sep 1984 at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, while Bruce is presenting the band, Nils plays HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce and the crowd joins in
  • 23 Apr 1988 at the Sports Arena, Las Angeles, CA, Roy Orbison celebrates his birthday at the concert, where Bruce talks about his influence and leads the crowd in singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  • 23 Sep 1988 at Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA, both Joan Baez and Peter Gabriel lead the 60,000 fans in attendance in singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce
  • 04 Dec 2001 at the Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ, played for Southside Johnny
  • 11 Jan 2002 at Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT, celebrating Clarence Clemons' 60th birthday, Springsteen joined Clarence and his band for four songs. B.B. King also joined in, and they all sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Big Man
  • 14 Apr 2002 at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ, during a benefit show for the Rumson Country Day School, the song was performed to Max Weinberg
  • 21 Sep 2003 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, at the end of the show, Clarence and Steve help lead the crowd in singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bruce
  • 26 Mar 2003 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, the song was played during the sound-check to one of the roadies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY was also performed by the E Street Band and studio staff on the Blood Brothers DVD.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY