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February 13: Bob Dylan history

Bob Dylan - Los Angeles, Feb 13, 2011
Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, Feb 13, 2011

 

Anyway, on Nashville Skyline you had to read between the lines. I was trying to grasp something that would lead me on to where I thought I should be, and it didn’t go nowhere – it just went down, down, down.
~Bob Dylan (to Jonathan Cott, Sept 1978)

Historic event

Feb 13, 1961

Dylan turns up at Gerdes Folk City with his birth certificate and gets to play. It is very likely that he now starts to play every Monday night at the Gerdes hootenannies, until Porco finally books him for a paying gig.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

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February 13: Bob Dylan, Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons Grammys 2011

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Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
13 February 2011
53rd Grammy Awards

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & harmonica)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers

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February 12: Bob Dylan history




From the recording of Saved
From the recording of Saved – 1980

At every point in my life I’ve had to make decisions for what I believed in. Sometimes I’ve ended up hurting people that I’ve loved. Other times I’ve ended up loving people that I never thought I would.
~Bob Dylan (to Karen Hughes, May 21, 1980)

Historic event

Feb 12, 1961

Dylan sends a second postcard to the Whitakers. In it he states that he visits Guthrie four times a week and that he has been playing The Commons
“where people clap for me.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

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February 8: “Eat The Document” premiered at the New York Academy Of Music in 1971 (full movie)





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Eat The Document premiered at the New York Academy Of Music, February 8, 1971.

Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan’s direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary, Don’t Look Back, chronicled Dylan’s 1965 British tour. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage ’66.

Eat the Document includes footage from the infamous Manchester Free Trade Hall concert, wherein an audience member shouted “Judas!” during the electric half of Dylan’s set. Dylan’s band during these shows were The Hawks (later to become The Band). Songs from various shows throughout the tour featured in the film include “Tell Me, Momma”, “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)”, “Ballad of a Thin Man”, and “One Too Many Mornings.”

Other scenes include Dylan and Robbie Robertson in hotel rooms writing and working through new songs, most of which remain unreleased and unpublished. Among these songs are “I Can’t Leave Her Behind”, which was later covered by Stephen Malkmus for the I’m Not There soundtrack.

The film also includes a piano duet with Johnny Cash performing Cash’s “I Still Miss Someone”.

Eat The Document (full movie):




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February 6: Bob Dylan & Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain, Belfast 1991 (video)





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You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around all the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

Bob Dylan sings the lyrics to Tupelo Honey and Van Morrison sings the lyrics Why Must I Always Explain.

Why, why must I always explain
Over and over, over again
It’s just a job you know and it’s no sweet lorraine
Tell me why must I always explain (alright)

Dundonald Ice Bowl
Belfast, Northern Ireland
6 February 1991

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Van Morrison (shared vocal)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Cesar Diaz (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)

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