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May 23: Bob Dylan: Fort Collins, Colorado 1976 (videos)





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The last three songs on the album (“You’re a Big Girl Now,” “I Threw It All Away,” and “Idiot Wind“) are as powerful and exciting as anything Dylan has done (comparable, for instance, to the May 1966 versions of “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone”). As phenomenal as every aspect of each of these performances is, the unique orchestration of guitars, keyboards, violin, drums and voice on “Big Girl” must be singled out for particular praise. Stoner’s bass-playing while Dylan sings “Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstacy” on “Idiot Wind” will have a special place in my heart as long as I live.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

Fantastic concert from the penultimate show of Rolling Thunder Revue 2. Five songs from this show were chosen to be included on Bob Dylan’s brilliant live album “Hard Rain”: Maggie’s Farm, One Too Many Mornings, Shelter from the Storm, You’re a Big Girl Now & Idiot Wind.

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

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Bob Dylan: Rolling Thunder Revue II (videos)

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His spring 1976 performances, and the live album and one-hour television show (both called Hard Rain) that made those performances available to a broader audience, were unpopular with the public and (at best) ignored by critics and commentators, but they contain some of the very finest performed art Bob Dylan has ever produced.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

Bob Dylan’s spring 1976 tour (Rolling Thunder Revue II) gave us many incredible performances.

Parts of 3 concerts were filmed:

  • Starlight Ballroom – Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida – 22 April 1976 – Afternoon
  • Starlight Ballroom – Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida – 22 April 1976 – Evening
  • Hughes Stadium – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado – 23 May 1976

This post is a collection of videos from these shows that I’ve found on different websites. . Please use the comments section or drop me an email if you know were to find more videos from these shows. As always we do not upload videos, we only embed stuff that is already uploaded.

PS! if the videos appear black (no play button), just click on them… and they will probably start.

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Bob Dylan: Fort Collins, Colorado 23 May 1976 (video & audio) (read more)

The last three songs on the album (“You’re a Big Girl Now,” “I Threw It All Away,” and “Idiot Wind“) are as powerful and exciting as anything Dylan has done (comparable, for instance, to the May 1966 versions of “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone”). As phenomenal as every aspect of each of these performances is, the unique orchestration of guitars, keyboards, violin, drums and voice on “Big Girl” must be singled out for particular praise. Stoner’s bass-playing while Dylan sings “Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstacy” on “Idiot Wind” will have a special place in my heart as long as I live.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)


Fantastic concert from the penultimate show of Rolling Thunder Revue 2. Five songs from this show were chosen to be included on Bob Dylan’s brilliant live album “Hard Rain”: Maggie’s Farm, One Too Many Mornings, Shelter from the Storm, You’re a Big Girl Now & Idiot Wind.

bob dylan 1976
 Today: “Tommy” by The Who was released in 1969, 45 years ago (read more)Tommy (released 23 May 1969) is the fourth album by English rock band The Who, released by Track Records and Polydor Records in the UK and Decca Records/MCA in the US. A double album telling a story about a “deaf, dumb and blind kid”, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera. Released in 1969, the album was mostly composed by Pete Townshend. In 1998, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value”. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.  the who Tommy
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Bob Dylan & Joan Baez: Deportees, Fort Collins, Colorado 23 May 1976 (Video)


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The crops are all in and the peaches are rott’ning,
The oranges piled in their creosote dumps;
They’re flying ’em back to the Mexican border
To pay all their money to wade back again

…. a numinious ‘Deportees’—the best duet Joan Baez ever managed with Dylan.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal)

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