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November 25: Bob Dylan live at Winterland, San Francisco 1976 (Videos)

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… at THE LAST WALTZ, Neil Diamond came off stage and said to Dylan, “You’ll have to be pretty good to follow me”. Dylan came back with: “What do I have to do, go on stage and fall asleep?”
~Ron Wood

Dylan was among those taking part, and though it was far from his best performance, he was sympathetically filmed, as were The Band when they were on stage with him—perhaps especially Levon Helm, in fact, whose keen relish of Dylan’s unpredictability is captured beautifully.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Winterland
San Francisco, California
25 November 1976

Dylan is in good form but not remarkable
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

I agree… not a remarkable performance from Dylan, but the film is amazing. Fantastic work by Scorsese & his crew.

  • Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Garth Hudson (synthesizer)
  • Richard Manual (keyboards)
  • Rick Danko (bass)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

on “I shall be Released”:

  • Eric Clapton (vocal & guitar)
  • Ron Wood (guitar)
  • Paul Butterfield
  • Bobby Charles
  • Neil Diamond
  • Ronnie Hawkins
  • Dr John
  • Richard Manuel
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Van Morrison
  • Neil Young (vocals)
  • Ringo Starr (drums)

Setlist:

  1. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt)
  2. Hazel
  3. I Don’t Believe You
  4. Forever Young
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Classic concert: Mink DeVille at Winterland SF June 7 1978

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Classic concert: Mink DeVille at Winterland San Francisco June 7 1978

Bob Dylan in a Post-MusiCares Conversation with Bill Flanagan:
ARE THERE ANY OTHER PERFORMERS BESIDES BILLY LEE RILEY THAT YOU CAN RECOMMEND FOR THE HALL OF FAME?

Yeah sure, Willy DeVille for one, he stood out, his voice and presentation ought to have gotten him in there by now.

I AGREE WITH YOU, MAYBE HE’S BEEN OVERLOOKED. HE CARRIED A LOT OF HISTORY. THE DRIFTERS, BEN E. KING, SOLOMON BURKE, STREET CORNER DOO WOP AND JOHN LEE HOOKER WERE ALL THERE IN WHAT HE DID AND HOW HE PERFORMED.

I think so too.

YOU SUGGESTED THAT SOME OF THE ACTS IN THE HALL OF FAME MIGHT NOT BE TRUE ROCK & ROLL. YOU MENTIONED THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, ABBA, ALICE COOPER. I HAVE TO STICK UP FOR STEELY DAN. NOT EVERYTHING THEY DID WAS ROCK & ROLL BUT “BODHISATTVA,” “SHOW BIZ KIDS,” “MY OLD SCHOOL” – THOSE SONGS ROCKED LIKE A BASTARD.

Yeah they might have rocked like a bastard, and I’m not saying that they didn’t, but put on any one of those records and then put on “In The Heat of the Moment” by Willy or “Steady Driving Man” or even “Cadillac Walk.” I’m not going to belittle Steely Dan but there is a difference.

Amen.

I’ve been a huge Mink Deville/Willy DeVille fan since I saw him at the 9th Rockpalast Night on tv in 1981. He behaved like a superstar from the beginning, he was just so cool.

Today’s Classic Concert was found in the archives of the late promoter, Bill Graham, who booked DeVille into the popular Winterland in the summer of 1978 on the same bill as Nick Lowe with Rockpile and Elvis Costello & the Attractions.

The best material from his first two albums are present here, including “Spanish Stroll,” “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl,” “Guardian Angel,” “Cadillac Walk,” “Steady Drivin’ Man,” and “Soul Twist.” He gives a great vocal performance on a number of these songs, especially, “Soul Twist.” You should also check out the May 5 Concert at Capitol Theatre the same year, equally good but with lesser video quality (slightly).

Mink DeVille at Winterland 1978 the full set:

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December 15: Bruce Springsteen Winterland Ballroom SF in 1978

winterland3 “Tonight you’re gonna hear the concert of your life”, the guy of KSAN states to his listeners at the beginning of this radio broadcast, and it is the truth!Interview with Bob Harris from 1978:

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Bob Dylan & The Band: Hazel @ Winterland, San Francisco, 25 November 1976 (Video)

bob dylan last waltz 1976

Bob Dylan played 6 songs @ the Last Waltz concert.

This brilliant version of Hazel was not officially released until 2002 on: The Last Waltz (4CD Box set).

Winterland
San Francisco, California
25 November 1976

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Garth Hudson (synthesizer)
  • Richard Manual (keyboards)
  • Rick Danko (bass)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

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Today: Bruce Springsteen played Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in 1978 – 34 years ago

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Bruce’s Winterland-78 concert is by many fans & “concert tape collectors” regarded as one of his best shows ever… It is indeed a cornerstone in any collection of concert bootlegs (regardless of artist). Number 2 on my list of the best Springsteen’s concerts I’ve collected (and.. yes, I’ve got a decent collection).

Here is a BRILLIANT – Prove It All Night:

Racing In The Street:

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FM Broadcast (KSAN radio) and soundboard tapes – this is a master reel recording and includes three tracks not broadcast. What can you say! The versions of “The Promised Land” and “Prove It All Night” are exceptional and “Backstreets” is better than that. Probably the most famous show Bruce will ever do. It should be noted that the source tape appears to run slightly slow. Released on CD ‘Live At Winterland’ (Golden Stars), ‘Live In The Promised Land’ (Great Dane Records), ‘Winterland Night’ (Crystal Cat) and most recently (and in best quality) on CDR ‘Prodigal Son at Winterland – 25th Anniversary Remaster’ (Prodigal Son). This is a remaster of ‘Winterland Night’.
-From Brucebase

Darkness On The Edge Of Town:

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Setlist:

  1. Badlands
  2. Streets of Fire
  3. Spirit in the Night
  4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
  5. Factory
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Prove It All Night
  8. Racing in the Street
  9. Thunder Road
  10. Jungleland
  11. The Ties That Bind
  12. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie cover)
  13. The Fever
  14. Fire
  15. Candy’s Room
  16. Because the Night
  17. Point Blank
  18. Mona / Preacher’s Daughter / She’s The One / I Get Mad
  19. Backstreets
  20. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)Encore:
  21. Born to Run
  22. Detroit Medley
  23. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  24. Raise Your Hand  (Eddie Floyd cover)
  25. Quarter to Three

The Promised Land:

Backstreets:

Santa Claus is Coming To Town:

Other December 15:

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