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February 1: Bob Dylan CBC TV Studios, Toronto 1964 (Video)

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Dylan records a half-hour program as part of the CBC-TV series “Quest.” The half a dozen songs he sings-“Talkin’ World War III Blues,” “Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” “Girl from the North Country,” “The Times They Are a-Chang in’,” “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” and “Restless Farewell”-are all performed within the most incongruous of settings, a log cabin filled with working men pretending to pay attention.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

CBC TV Studios
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 February 1964
Produced by Daryl Duke.

  1. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  2. Talking World War III Blues
  3. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  6. Restless Farewell

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May 12: Bob Dylan: With God On Our Side, Broadcast by BBC 1 in 1964

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May 12: Bob Dylan: With God On Our Side, Broadcast by BBC 1 in 1964

Oh my name it is nothin’
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I’s taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that the land that I live in
Has God on its side

Originally due to appear on the English “Tonight” program on the eighth of May, Dylan appears on the program on the 12th, introduced by Cliff Michelmore. He performs a very hesitant version of “With God on Our Side.” The TV footage is obviously a video insert, so it was presumably filmed earlier in the day.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

BBC Studios
London, England
Early May 1964

Broadcast by BBC 1 12 May 1964 in the program Tonight. Rebroadcast 11 September 1984.

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Classic TV: Bobby Bare and Friends – John Prine and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 1985

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and John Prine on the ‘Bobby Bare and Friends’ TV show back in 1985.

Bobby Bare: Considering you’ve seen everywhere in this vast wide country…where is favorite place?
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: …right there in the front seat of my motor home…movin’.

The whole show is fantastic, and the interviews mention snippets about Bob Dylan several times. John Prine tells about how he ended up buying his first Dylan record.

There is also a nice anecdote from Jack remembering a time when he and Bob Dylan were shown an ‘after hours’ bar in Greenwich Village and includes the tell-tale line: “And some stranger, perfect stranger, who probably didn’t know who Bob was, and so Bob was very comfortable with him…”.

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Another highlight is the part where Bobby Bare plays Kris Kristofferson’s song about Elliott to him. Priceless!

– Hallgeir

Video of the day: John Cale, Nick Cave and Chrissie Hynde Songwriters Circle


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John Cale, Nick Cave and Chrissie Hynde Songwriters Circle 1999

Recorded live for the “Songwriters Circle” program at the Subterania Club, London UK, May 12, 1999. Broadcasted by the BBC september 7, 1999.

The concept of this programme was having 3 singer songwriters meeting up only 1 hour before and to come up with a 1 hour acoustic set for filming.

Good songs, great writers and very fine performances!

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Classic Concert: Tom Waits Rockpalast 1977

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Classic Concert: Tom Waits Rockpalast 1977

Excellent quality recording of Tom Waits, live at WDR Studios, in Koln, Germany on April 18th, 1977. Running time is 79 minutes, the quality is 8 out of 10. The performance is great, classic, jazzy Tom Waits. I’ve collected the whole show into one playlist.

Rockpalast (Rock Palace) is a German music television show that broadcasts live on German television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).Rockpalast started in 1974 and continues to this day. Hundreds of rock and jazz bands have performed on Rockpalast. Some acts were recorded for broadcast and for retail sale. All-night marathon shows called “Rock Night” (Rocknacht) were produced once or twice a year from 1977 through 1986 and simulcast throughout Europe via the Eurovision network of TV broadcasters. This was one of the most important influences on my musical education growing up. I longed and lived for those “Rock nights”. We all did, and we arranged all night parties when they aired. Ah, good times!

This is early jazz-quartet style Tom Waits as opposed to the more ragged and loose Waits he turned into after Swordfish Trombones and Rain Dogs. It is different but I love both eras. This is maybe the best tv-concert from that period.

Enjoy!

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