I read an interview the other day with Nils Lofgren about the E Street Band finally getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that made me reflect a little upon his career. He’s had an impressive run, not only playing with Springsteen, but also being an integral part of Neil Young’s early solo work. Lofgren played on Crazy Horse’s first (and excellent) album and started his first group, Grin, as a teenager.
I’ve seen him live on several occasions (he’s from the DC area and played Charlottesville often when I was in college). He used to feature a trampoline as part of his act back then.
His name was in the mix as a replacement when Mick Taylor left the Rolling Stones. He didn’t get the gig, but maybe the process left an impression. From 1976 and his first solo album, this is one of my favorite songs of his, “Keith Don’t Go (Ode to the Glimmer Twin)”.