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Jan 20: Bob Dylan @ Opera House, Washington 1986 (Video)

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Opera House
Washington, District Of Columbia
20 January 1986
Martin Luther King Day

  1. The Bells Of Freedom (Stevie Wonder)
  2. I Shall Be Released
  3. Blowin’ In The Wind
  4. Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)

2, 3 released in the UK on DVD Bob Dylan Live Transmissions: Part One, RMS 2661, March 2008.


  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • 2 Stevie Wonder’s band Wonderlove
  • 3 Stevie Wonder (shared vocal), Mary Travers (shared vocal), Noel Paul Stookey (shared vocal & guitar), Peter Yarrow (shared vocal & guitar)


May 31 in music history

The late John Bonham was born in 1948 – 66 years ago (read more)

John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and “feel” for the groove. 

 Johnny Paycheck was the stage name of Donald Eugene Lytle (May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003), a country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a major force in country music’s “Outlaw Movement” popularized by artists such as David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career suffered from his problems with drugs, alcohol, and legal difficulties. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s but his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000.  johnny-paycheck
 Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group’s most famous songs, “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. He is also a political activist and has lent his support to causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect.  Yarrow_Peter
Clinton “Clint” Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, producer and composer. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.
He is also a pianist and composer. Jazz has played an important role in Eastwood’s life from a young age.Eastwood composed the film scores of Mystic RiverMillion Dollar BabyFlags of Our FathersGrace Is GoneChangelingHereafterJ. Edgar, and the original piano compositions for In the Line of Fire. He wrote and performed the song heard over the credits of Gran Torino. The music in Grace Is Gone received two Golden Globe nominations by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 65th Golden Globe Awards.

He also directed a documentary about piano blues in Martin Scorsese’s series about the blues.

 Johnnie Harrison Taylor (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from rhythm and bluessoulblues and gospel to popdoo-wop and disco.“Young gospel phenom, gritty Stax/Volt soulster, lady-killing balladeer, chart-topping disco king, Southern soul-blues stalwart — Johnnie Taylor somehow always managed to adapt to the times, and he parlayed that versatility into a recording career that lasted nearly four decades. Nicknamed the “Philosopher of Soul” during his Stax days, that version of Taylor is best remembered for his 1968 R&B chart-topping smash “Who’s Making Love,” but far and away his biggest success was 1976’s across-the-board number one “Disco Lady,” the first single ever certified platinum (which at the time meant sales of over two million copies).” 
– Steve Huey (allmusic)

Spotify Playlist – May 31