The Castiles
Pictures

The Castiles outside the Chafe Wha, NYC in 1967. From left to right: Vinnie Maniello, George Theiss, Curt Fluhr, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Popkin. Photo courtesy of Billy Smith.
  
The Castiles infront of the Cafe Wah, NYC in 1967. From left to right: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Popkin, Curt Fluhr, George Theiss, Vinnie Maniello. Photo courtesy of Billy Smith.
  
The Castles inside the Cafe Wah. Left to right: Curt Fluhr, Paul Popkin, Bruce Springsteen, ?, Vinnie Maniello. Photo courtesy of Billy Smith, resotred by Torsten Mörke.
  
Unidentified picture of The Castiles. Photo courtesy of Billy Smith.
  
For a long time the only known colorphotos of the castiles. Must be taken in 1966 because of the lineup. Left to right: George Theiss, Vinny Maniello, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Popkin, Curt Fluhr. In 2002 or 2003 some additional colorphotos became available from the vaults.
  
This never before released image was send to us by Eric Rudolph and was taken by himself at the Off Broad St. Coffehouse in Red Bank, NJ at the 22th June 1968. After our request George Theiss confirmed this picture as one of the Castiles. It shows the lates Castiles two months before the band broke down and might be the very first picture showing Bruce playing a Telecaster guitar.
  
Photo courtesy of Billy Smith.
  
Photo courtesy of Billy Smith.
  
This picture was taken from the Tex Vineyards castiles photoalbum. Left to right: Frank Marziotti, Paul Popkin, Bart Haynes, Bruce Sprigsteen, George Theiss
  
Another picture from Tex Vineyards photoalbum. It was taken around late 1965 and shows the first lineup of the band. Left to right: Frank Marziotti, Paul Popkin, George Theiss, Vinny Maniello, Bruce Springsteen
  
The Castiles from left to right: Frank Marziotti, Bart Haynes (top), Paul Popkin (top), George Theiss, Bruce Springsteen
  
The first (and only) Castiles Single: Baby I / Thats what you get. Only four of this singles are still known to exist. This one belongs to Billy Smith and was signed by Bruce: "For Billy. Here's the first!".
  


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