#Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom
…Bruce grew tired of Steel Mill’s approach, and in early 1971 he let the band fold up, deciding to form a much larger group: ten pieces, with horns and girl singers. While rehearsing that band, Bruce decided to put together a group composed of everyone who wasn’t already in another band. That was Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom. It played three dates, one of which was as an opening act for the Allman Brothers. The membership changed nightly: “Somebody’d take a solo and we’d all fall down laughing,” Springsteen says. The group even featured a Monopoly table set up in the middle of the stage. “That was to give the people who didn’t play anything a chance to be in the band,” Bruce recalls with a laugh. “You know, so they could say, ‘Yeah, I’m in Dr. Zoom. I play Monopoly.’”
From Born To Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story, by Dave Marsh
"A friend of mine claims that Bruce once served him the best turkey sandwich ever made. (I was there. It was really, really, really good.) Bruce also has excellent taste in, among other things, tequila, bourbon, soul and gospel music, painting and photography, dogs and musical instruments."