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December 4: Bob Dylan: Oakland, CA – 1988 (video)

bob dylan bridge school 1988

The tape of the benefit performance shows that Dylan’s voice had recovered significantly during his six weeks off; unfortunately, it also suggests again that the two-guitar acoustic set format was not very stimulating for Dylan as a performer in 1988. These are again lackluster, uninspired performances, interesting solely because this was only the third time in his career that Dylan is known to have performed “Pretty Boy Floyd” on stage and because, as he had at the October shows, Dylan added Lo “With God on Our Side” a verse about the Vietnam War that he didn’t write – the Neville Brothers had added it when they recorded the song on an album produced by Daniel Lanois earlier that autumn.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out Of Time 1986 And Beyond)

Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
4 December 1988
An all acoustic evening of music to benefit The Bridge School.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • G.E. Smith (guitar)

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Photo special: Bob Dylan Oakland CA November 1978

Bob Dylan Warfield Nov 1978-7

Photo special: Bob Dylan Oakland CA November 1978

All photos taken by Chris Bradford:
Chris_Bradford_Profile “I am a high school English teacher, but have also taught French and. Photography. My passion for  many years, besides photography and music, has been baseball. I coached at the same high school for 35  years and have had 4 players play in the Major Leagues. I also coached for 10 summers in the Alaska  League, a college-level league, 5 summers in Anchorage and 5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. My photographic  interests these days revolve primarily around travel. My wife and I go somewhere every summer, our  favorite destinations being Cuba, Italy, Croatia, Morocco, France and Southeast Asia, and numerous  other destinations. I am currently in the laborious process of scanning most of my thousands of rock n roll slides and negatives. Feel free to email me if you have questions about artists you may want to see photographs of chrisbradford@sfhs.com”

A while ago we here at Alldylan got an email from Chris where he told us that he had started digitizing his old slides, among them quite a few Dylan photos never before published. He asked if we would like to publish some of them on Alldylan. We were stunned, what an offer! We wrote back and said that we would be honoured.

We will publish several posts with photos from Dylan’s tours in 1974, 1978,1979 and 1980, and after that we will maybe post other artists. Chris has pictures of great historic value and he can be contacted if anyone wants to buy Hi-Res shots for printing. He has 99 shots from the 1978 Oakland show! We are not sure if it was the first or second night.

Here is the first photo special with Chris Bradford’s pictures, Bob Dylan & The Band Oakland 1974

Here are the 14 photos from Oakland 1978 that I picked from a 99 picture collection:

Bob Dylan Warfield Nov 1978-13

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Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio)

Bob Dylan and The Band 1974-2

Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio):

All photos taken by Chris Bradford:
Chris_Bradford_Profile  “I am a high school English teacher, but have also taught French and. Photography. My passion for    many years, besides photography and music, has been baseball. I coached at the same high school for    35  years and have had 4 players play in the Major Leagues. I also coached for 10 summers in the  Alaska  League, a college-level league, 5 summers in Anchorage and 5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. My  photographic  interests these days revolve primarily around travel. My wife and I go somewhere e  every summer, our  favorite destinations being Cuba, Italy, Croatia, Morocco, France and Southeast  Asia, and numerous  other destinations. I am currently in the laborious process of scanning most of my thousands of rock n roll slides and negatives. Feel free to email me if you have questions about artists you may want to see photographs of. chrisbradford@sfhs.com

A while ago we here at Alldylan got an email from Chris where he told us that he had started digitizing his old slides, among them quite a few Dylan photos never before published. He asked if we would like to publish some of them on Alldylan. We were stunned, what an offer! We wrote back and said that we would be honoured. We will publish several posts with photos from several Dylan’s tours, and after that we will maybe post other artists. Chris has pictures of great historic value and he can be contacted if anyone wants to buy Hi-Res shots for printing.

We have put in some information and audio, just to bring us back in time along with Chris’s photos.

I must say that Chris is not very happy with the technical quality on this first batch of photos, but I think they are of great value to all Dylan fans and of Rock’n Roll history buffs so I asked him to allow us to publish them anyway.

Here are the first pictures, more will follow 🙂

Bob Dylan and The Band 1974-1

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