The Darkness on the Edge of Town TV spot was developed to support the Darkness tour and album in the late summer and fall of 1978. The crazy part is that although we shot 4-5 songs live in Phoenix in early July, Bruce wouldn’t approve any of the footage except Rosalita. So even though the song was released 5 yrs earlier it was the only live video that was available for the spot. Earlier, in May, we did teaser ads on Saturday Night Live the weekend before the album release that only had the album cover and did use Prove It All Night. They were 15 seconds.
Dick served as CBS’ product manager for the 1978 “Darkness on the Edge of Town” album release
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Focusing on Springsteen’s Darkness on The Edge of Town 1978 album and tour with amazing photos and stories.
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