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July 21: Watch Bob Dylan Performing “Like A Rolling Stone” in East Rutherford, New Jersey 1986

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Dylan gets downright talkative at this show, joking about New Jersey being ‘The land of The Boss’. He ends ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ with what sounds like a parody of the stop-start ending of Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA’. .. Before the encore a guitar-shaped birthday cake is carted onstage for Howard Epstein, while everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’, including Al Kooper, sitting in on piano during the latter part of the show.
~Clinton Heylin (A Life In Stolen Moments)

  • Howie Epstein birthday – and he gets a cake
  • Al Kooper joining in for the last 5 songs (including “Like A Rolling Stone”)

Meadowlands Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
21 July 1986

 Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • and with The Queens Of Rhythm: Carolyn Dennis, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Louise Bethune (backing vocals)
  • Al Kooper (organ)

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Nov 13: Bob Dylan – Song To Woody, East Rutherford, New Jersey 1999 (video)

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I’m out here a thousand miles from my home
Walkin’ a road other men have gone down
I’m seein’ your world of people and things
Your paupers and peasants and princes and kings

Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song
’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along
Seems sick an’ it’s hungry, it’s tired an’ it’s torn
It looks like it’s a-dyin’ an’ it’s hardly been born

Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
13 November 1999

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Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days – East Rutherford, NJ – 23 May 2009 – Video

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This concert was the final show of the first leg of the “Working on a Dream Tour“.

Glory Days was next to last on the setlist… (Bruce ended with “Mony Mony”) and it contains the “Louie Louie” coda.

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Bob Dylan – East Rutherford, New Jersey – 27 October 1981 (full concert audio)

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A fascinating performance by a magnetic renegade
~The New York Times (according to Clinton Heylin in “A Life in Stolen Moments”)

Meadowlands Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
27 October 1981

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Steve Ripley (guitar)
  • Al Kooper (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Arthur Rosato (drums)
  • Clydie King, Regina Havis, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals)

Setlist:

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. I Believe In You
  3. Like A Rolling Stone
  4. I Want You
    Thank you, you’re great. You all feel pretty good tonight huh? Oh heaven, I wish I felt that good. If I stay here long enough I might feel that good. Oh yeah? All right! So, how you doing? How far you’d come? Is that right? I might be acting a little strange right now. That’s because this is a mighty strange place. Oh yes, it is. I ain’t seen nowhere like this. Back in the dressing room there, I got a black mirror in my room! I was looking through it just half an hour ago, I see two eyes looking back at me.
  5. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
  6. Maggie’s Farm
    Thank you. You feeling all right? Am I singing on key tonight? I’ll try sing this one for you in key.
  7. Girl From The North Country
    Thank you. Anybody here tonight paid to get in? What? I can’t hear you. Talk up, yeah. I’m glad you’re sitting there. Phew!
  8. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  9. Simple Twist Of Fate
  10. All Along The Watchtower
  11. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
    We’re gonna do this song here. The songwriter who wrote it is here tonight. There’s a lot of famous people here tonight. I wanna just tell you that you may be sitting next to somebody that’s famous. I know you are. You definitely are. That man over there’s famous too, yes he is. [plays Let’s Begin] I hope we did that right Jim.
  12. Let’s Begin (Jim Webb)
  13. Forever Young
    It’s easy to say that, but hard to do it. Any gambling men out there? I guess there should be. Yeah! Don’t you have a big gambling resort around here somewhere. What’s it called? What’s that gambling town around here? Reno? Atlantic City. Big gambling town, yeah? Well here’s a gambling song for you gambling men. Gambling women too. I don’t think any women are gamblers though do you?
  14. Gamblin’ Man (trad.)
  15. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  16. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  17. Watered-Down Love
  18. Masters Of War
  19. Mr. Tambourine Man
  20. Solid Rock
  21. Dead Man, Dead Man
  22. Just Like A Woman
    All right, all right. I want to play …. We had a single record released a while back. I think it sold about five copies. But I like it so much I just got to play it. Anyway, it sold about three copies right here.
  23. Heart Of Mine
    All right. I wanna say hello to all the editors of Rolling Stone magazine, oh yeah. All the writers and editors are here tonight I think, checking me out. They’re gonna come back stage later, I’m gonna check them out.
  24. When You Gonna Wake Up
  25. In The Garden
    All right, hello. Thank you. I wanna say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Kooper who are out there tonight. Wherever they are, I wanna say greetings! I’m glad you could make it. Anyway this is Mr. and Mrs. Kooper’s relative on keyboards over here. A man I’ve known for quite some time now. I’m not gonna tell you his name but that’s him on keyboards. I should tell you his name anyway. Al Kooper is his name. Played with me twenty years. Maybe some of you heard of him, maybe some of you haven’t. A legend in his own time though. On the drums tonight, Jimmy Lee Keltner from Tulsa, Oklahoma. From New Jersey, state of I think he’s from, Ashbury Park, New Jersey, on the guitar, Steve Ripley. On the other guitar, Fred Tackett. All right, on the guitar, bass guitar Tim Drummond. On the backing vocals, Clydie, Regina, and Madelyn Quebec. On the other set of drums, also from New Jersey is Arthur Rosoto. Give Arthur Rosoto a big hand. I hope I sung something on key tonight, I really do.
  26. Blowin’ In The Wind
  27. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  28. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

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