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November 1: Bob Dylan – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, MSG, NYC in 1998 (Video)

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When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez
And it’s Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don’t pull you through
Don’t put on any airs
When you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
1 November 1998

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez
And it’s Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don’t pull you through
Don’t put on any airs
When you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you

This reminds me of Kerouac’s “On The Road” – conjuring up a dusty character lost somewhere in America, or South America, down on his luck, wanting to go home and singing off with the bleak but also funny line: “I’m going back to New York City/I do believe I’ve had enough.”
~Howard Souness (His 40 Greatest songs – Uncut Magazine)

Tom Thumb´s Blues has been performed:

  • 2 times acoustic w/ band – both in 2002
  • 234 times w/band – top year 1974 (39 times)

First live performance:

  • Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
    New York City, New York
    28 August 1965

Last live performance:

  • Trädgårdsföreningen
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    15 July 2014

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June 29: Bob Dylan – Hyde Park, London, England 1996 (Videos)




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Hyde Park
London, England
29 June 1996
MasterCard Masters of Music Concert for The Prince’s Trust

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)
  • Al Kooper (organ)
  • Ron Wood (electric guitar)

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April 13: Bob Dylan Sydney, Australia 1966 (audio)

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Dylan’s 66 world tour is the best tour ever… by anyone. I know you all agree.

By the time we did the Australia and Europe tours we had discovered whatever this thing was. It was not light, it was not folky. It was very dynamic, very explosive and very violent.
~Robbie Robertson

By this point, Dylan, Robertson, and Co. knew instinctively that what they were doing was right, in every sense of the word. If the Hawks had been a little hesitant in their playing back in the fall of 1965, the music they were producing now was stately, immense, compelling. The sound itself had a thousand precursors, but no precedent. It was, indeed, ‘very explosive and very violent.’
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited)

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1966 was a concert tour undertaken by American musician Bob Dylan, from February to May 1966. Dylan’s 1966 World Tour was notable as the first tour where Dylan employed an electric band backing him, following his “going electric” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The musicians Dylan employed as his backing band were known as The Hawks; they subsequently became famous as The Band. The 1966 tour was filmed by director D. A. Pennebaker. Pennebaker’s footage was edited by Dylan and Howard Alk to produce a little-seen film, Eat the Document, an anarchic account of the tour. Drummer Mickey Jones also filmed the tour with an 8mm home movie camera. Many of the 1966 tour concerts were recorded by Columbia Records. These recordings produced one official album, the so-called “Royal Albert Hall” concert, and also many unofficial bootleg recordings of the tour.Dylan’s 1966 Tour ended with his motorcycle accident on July 29, 1966. Subsequent to Dylan’s withdrawal to Woodstock, he refrained from undertaking a major tour until 1974.
~Wikipedia

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November 6: Bob Dylan: Rome, Italy Atlantico, 2013 (Videos)

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The day the setlist changed….

“Yesterday I got out home with a quiet feeling that i would be
experiencing the standard selection of songs in this european fall tour that, although unchanged since the beginning of this leg of the tour, it’s a stellar selection composed of songs of one my favourite album: tempest! So i entered the ballroom with a relaxed mood, just like visiting the Gioconda in the Louvre, that you’ve never seen in your life, but, you know, it stands in your mind as a fixed image…the stage is ready and i appreciated the six big hollywood vintage lowpowered spotlights as crown from above. The lights went out on time and soon magic fills the air because unexpectedly LEOPARD skin pill box opens the show…”
Read more from Claudio Manara over at Boblinks…

Rome, Italy
Atlantico
November 6, 2013

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

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