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Feb 10: Bob Dylan – Sydney Press Conference 1986 (video)

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There is so much mediocrity going on, every time someone really good comes along it’s like you can’t be too good ‘cause you’re looked at. you stand out. People that stand out in an individual kind of way, they don’t fit into the system because they don’t sell, they don’t keep system commodities going. I thought Peter Townshend’s record was real good.

Who’s Bob Dylan? I’m only Bob Dylan when I have to be Bob Dylan. Most of the time I just be myself.

Brett Whiteley’s Studio
Surry Hills
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 February 1986
Sydney Press Conference

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February 1: Bob Dylan @ CBC TV Studios, Toronto 1964 (Video)

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Dylan records a half-hour program as part of the CBC-TV series “Quest.” The half a dozen songs he sings-“Talkin’ World War III Blues,” “Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” “Girl from the North Country,” “The Times They Are a-Chang in’,” “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” and “Restless Farewell”-are all performed within the most incongruous of settings, a log cabin filled with working men pretending to pay attention.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

CBC TV Studios
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 February 1964
Produced by Daryl Duke.

  1. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  2. Talking World War III Blues
  3. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  6. Restless Farewell

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Jan 26: Bob Dylan @ WBAI Studios With Bob Fass in 1966

Dylan: Experience?
Caller 7: …you know, from life. I was just wondering if you were going to say it.
Dylan: What’s experienced about them?
Caller 7: Well, I mean, like It Ain’t Me, Babe and Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.
Dylan: Oh. Oh, you don’t have to go anyplace to have those kind of experiences though, really, do you?
Caller 7: Well, I don’t know. You have to go through something! I mean, did you just make them up? Come on…
Dylan: Well, I guess I did. I just made ‘em up out of my head, yeah.

WBAI Studios
New York City, New York
26 January 1966
Bob Dylan on Radio Unnamable

Broadcast by WBAI-FM, New York City.

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Bob Dylan: 6 “Blowin’ In The Wind” Versions From 6 Different Decades





Blowin’ In The Wind has always been a spiritual. I took it off a song, I don’t know
whether you ever heard a song called No More Auction Block?
-Bob Dylan (Marc Rowland Interview – Sept 1978)

I wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. That’s the folk music tradition. You use what’s been handed down.
-Bob Dylan (Robert Hilburn Interview – Nov 2003)

The 1960’s

Westinghouse Studios
New York City, New York
3 March 1963
Folk songs and more folk songs

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 2





It’s not a drain at all, …. Billy Idol’s got the right idea. It’s a charmed life. It beats 9-to-5 now, it did then and it will tomorrow.
You gotta stick it out though. That’s all there really is at the end of the line in this business. B.B. King and Chuck Berry are still working. Little Richard is as good now as he was then.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, August 31, 1990)

1990 Late Summer Tour of North America

  • First concert: August 12, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Jubilee Auditorium
  • Last concert: September 12, Mesa, Arizona – Mesa Amphitheater
  • 23 concerts

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