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December 4: Bob Dylan plays Forum de Montréal in 1975 (videos)





bob dylan isis montreal 1975

I married Isis on the fifth day of May
But I could not hold on to her very long
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
For the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong
~Bob Dylan (Isis)

Dylan gives one of the finest shows of his career, as well as the longest of the 1975 concerts. A 23-song set (the opening Rolling Thunder show had just 16 Dylan songs) includes a six-song Dylan/Baez set and a three-song solo spot.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Forum de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4 December 1975

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar)
  • Roger McGuinn (guitar)
  • Steven Soles (guitar)
  • Mick Ronson (guitar)
  • David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro)
  • Rob Stoner (bass, vocals)
  • Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
  • Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
  • Ronee Blakley (vocal)

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July 11: Bob Dylan Hamilton, Canada 1988 full concert video

bdylan-88hamiltonCopps Coliseum
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
11 July 1988

This train is put in before the actual concert, I don’t know from what show it is taken. Any info is appreciated.

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. Absolutely Sweet Marie
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
5. Simple Twist Of Fate
6. All Along The Watchtower
7. It Ain’t Me, Babe
8. To Ramona
9. Mr. Tambourine Man
10. I Shall Be Released
11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
12. Like A Rolling Stone
13. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
14. Gotta Serve Somebody
15. Maggie’s Farm

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Bob Dylan: Finjan Club – 2 July 1962 (Audio)

bob dylan live finjan club

The Finjan tape, similar to the early party tapes in that it’s a small group of people, and Dylan’s aware of the tape recorder and is trying to think of interesting songs to play, has many delights, particularly an electrifying version of Muddy Waters’s “Two Trains Running,” a fine loose rendering of “Let Me Die in My Footsteps,” and a haunting fragment of Robert Johnson’s “Rambling on My Mind.” On “Two Trains” Dylan sings, “I’m afraid of
everybody/and I can’t trust myself.” The tape also features one of Dylan’s most powerful original blues (if you can draw the line between blues songs he writes and ones be assembles from existing songs; definitely a matter of degree, as is true with most blues singers): “Quit Your Low Down Ways.”
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)

Finjan Club
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 July 1962

Released on DYLAN, BOB – FINJAN CLUB, 14 January 2013.
(The release is unauthorized and is not associated with or approved by Bob Dylan or his current recording label)

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


bob dylan quest 1964

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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May 9: The late Hank Snow was born in 1914

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May 9: The late Hank Snow was born in 1914

I’ve had about 140 albums released, and I’ve done everything I wanted to do.
~Hank Snow

I’d always listened to Hank Snow.
~Bob Dylan (to Sam Shepard – Aug 1986)

Canada’s greatest contribution to country music, Hank Snow was famous for his “traveling” songs. It’s no wonder. At age 12 he ran away from his Nova Scotia home and joined the Merchant Marines, working as a cabin boy and laborer for four years.
~David Vinopal (allmusic.com)

I’m Movin’ On: (1967)

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