On February 15, 1977 Eddie and the Hot Rods played John Peel's BBC 1 show. This was before the ex Kursaal Flyer Graeme Douglas joined the band as second guitarist. Douglas would co-write the band's biggest hit, the UK #9 "Do Anything You Wanna Do" released July 29, 1977.
This was also the week that Bruce Springsteen had become so discouraged by his lawsuit with manager Mike Appel that kept him out of the recording studio for a year and a half ...that before a February 15 show in Detroit, for the first time in his life, he did not want to get up on stage.
"At that moment, I could see how people get into drinking or into drugs, because the one thing you want at a time like that is to be distracted—in a big way", he would later tell LA Times critic Robert Hilburn.