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Feb 25: Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heavens Door, Sydney 1986

Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt
Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 February 1986

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals)

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Feb 25: Bob Dylan performing “Love Sick” @ Radio City Music Hall NYC – 1998 (Video)




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I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

Radio City Music Hall
New York City, New York
25 February 1998
40th Annual Grammy Awards.

If you could ignore this overly commercial setting, Dylan’s performance itself was splendid, in spite of a rather bizarre distraction. In the middle of Bob’s set, shirtless, self-styled ‘almost-vegetarian-multi-genre mastermind-artist’ Michael Portnoy jumped on stage with the words “SOY BOMB” written in block letters on his body. Dylan and the band just kept playing, though the expression on Dylan’s face spoke volumes. Still, at least Portnoy’s complaint injected some spontaneity into the Grammies . “Soy is protein and life and energy, and bomb is explosive and propulsive,” the stage invader explained to the press. “All art should be soy -bombs.”
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

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Feb 25: Bob Dylan performing The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Los Angeles 1964 (video)





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Bob Dylan: The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Los Angeles 1964 (video)

William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll
With a cane that he twirled around his diamond ring finger
At a Baltimore hotel society gath’rin’
And the cops were called in and his weapon took from him
As they rode him in custody down to the station
And booked William Zanzinger for first-degree murder
But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain’t the time for your tears

NBC Studios
Los Angeles, California
25 February 1964
Steve Allen Show

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Bob Dylan: Po’ Boy, Binghamton, New York 14 November 2004 (video)

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Man comes to the door—I say, “For whom are you looking?”
He says, “Your wife,” I say, “She’s busy in the kitchen cookin’”
Poor boy—where you been?
I already tol’ you—won’t tell you again

This is a great version of a underrated beauty from “Love & Theft”.

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York
14 November 2004

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February 24: Bob Dylan performing “Desolation Row” in Wellington, New Zealand 2003 (video)





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They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row

Queens Wharf Events Centre Arena
Wellington, New Zealand
24 February 2003

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bill Burnette (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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