Category Archives: Bob Dylan Concerts

September 10 – Watch: Bob Dylan @ WTTW-TV Studios Chicago, Illinois 1975

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His presence burns from the video screen. His music bursts with aliveness. Anyone can see he’s being driven by some kind of primal force.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

GREAT performance from Dylan & his trio (core of what would become the The Rolling Thunder tour band).. They were the last act this day.. the filming was running late & they didn’t get to play before 2 am. Still there is fire in Dylan’s eyes.. and he drives his band through the songs.

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Bob Dylan @ Stanhope, New Jersey – September 10, 1988 (full concert video)

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Waterloo Village
Stanhope, New Jersey
10 September 1988

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

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September 6: Bob Dylan @ Gaslight Café, New York City 1961

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Gaslight Café
New York City, New York
September 1961

On September 6, 1961, Bob Dylan performed at the Gaslight in New York.

His set also include an appearance by Dave Van Ronk playing guitar and singing harmony vocals on “Car, Car,”.
Some of the songs appeared on the first official Bootleg series set (Vol 1-3). Others have yet to be officially released.

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September 3: Bob Dylan Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 1965

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With the same band and repertoire as at Forest Hills, Dylan plays a major west coast show. However, this time far more of the audience are enthusiastic about the show, and Dylan treats them to an encore. Afrer the show, he attends a Hollywood-style party, along with 300 other guests, at which he meets a longtime idol, Marlon Brando.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

…The historical value of these long-lost and much-bootlegged tapes cannot be overstated, however. Alternative Edge’s Hollywood Bowl 1965 boasts the same source limitations as rival releases and features the show in its entirety (minus the finale of “Mr. Tambourine,” missing from all known recordings), making it an essential addition to any serious Dylan enthusiast’s collection.
~Jason Ankeny (allmusic.com)

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
3 September 1965

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & electric guitar)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Al Kooper (organ)
  • Harvey Brooks (bass)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

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Bob Dylan: Merrillville, Indiana – 27 August 1990 (full concert audio)

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Then, after the semi-acoustic set, Dylan dedicates a heartfelt version of “Moon River” to Stevie Ray Vaughan, following it with a rather magnificent cover of a Robert Hunter
song, “Friend of the Devil.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Notes:

  • Only known version of Moon River
  • First Friend Of The Devil
  • Moon River was dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughan who died in a helicopter crash the night before after having played at an Eric Clapton concert in Alpine Valley.

Star Theatre
Merrillville, Indiana
27 August 1990

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Steve Bruton (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

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