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November 10: Bob Dylan live at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois 2014

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Wonderful concert, great video.

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Chicago, Illinois
10 November 2014

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, grand piano & harmonica)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, viola, mandolin, banjo, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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July 14: Watch Bob Dylan @ Poplar Creek Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois in 1988

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Here are a great video with the 5 first songs.

Poplar Creek Music Theater
Hoffman Estates
Chicago, Illinois
14 July 1988

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

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Jan 3: Bob Dylan & The Band: Hero Blues 1974




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Yes, the gal I got
I swear she’s the screaming end
She wants me to be a hero
So she can tell all her friends

This is a real gem!

..Dylan opened the first two shows with the obscure “Hero Blues” from 1963, singing some of the original lyrics (“The gal I got, I swear she’s the screaming end/She wants me to be a hero, So she can tell all her friends) plus some new ones that seem : relevant to his immediate situation “Running down the highway, just as fast as I can go”; and “Don’t you remember, I told you long ago/… just ain’t gonna work around here no more”, and finally something about what “You can write on my tombstone.” Powerful stuff; one wishes he’d felt free to do more improvising.
~Paul Williams (BD performing artist 1974-86)

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April 26: Bob Dylan WFMT-Radio, Chicago 1963


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I don’t know how I come to songs, y’know, but doing what I’m doing, I’m doing, er… I mean, it’s not up to me, y’know, I don’t really go into myself that deep… I just go ahead and do it, yeah, I was sort of trying to find a place to pound my nails, y’know.
~Bob Dylan (to Studs Terkel, 26 April 1963)

WFMT-Radio Studio
Chicago, Illinois
26 April 1963
Studs Terkel Wax Museum

  1. Farewell
  2. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  3. Bob Dylan’s Dream
  4. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  5. John Brown
  6. Who Killed Davey Moore?
  7. Blowin’ In The Wind

…and talking to Studs Terkel between the songs.

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May 1: Little Walter was born in 1930

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May 1: Little Walter was born in 1930

..king of all post-war blues harpists,…. The fiery harmonica wizard took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy.
~Bill Dahl (allmusic.com)

Induction of Little Walter into R&R Hall of Fame in 2008:

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