Bob Dylan: a year has gone – month by month since May 2014

Bob Dylan, Norway, July 12, 2014

Bob Dylan: a year has gone – month by month since May 2014

We’ve had a great Bob Dylan year and it is time to look at some of the highlights. We have posted almost more than 600 (closer to 700) posts about Bob Dylan, so, it has been hard to distill this into one or two highlights per month from the last year (from May 24 2014 to May 24 2015).

May 2014:

Bob Dylan celebrated his 73rd birthday!

A very interesting book was reviewed with mind maps here at

david kinney - The Dylanologists

June 2014:

Bob Dylan kicks off his Europe Summer tour in Ireland – June 16. Here are a collection of links to posts about June 2014 shows

bob dylan cork 2014

July 2014:

On the road to see Dylan!

For AllDylan the most important things that happened was the two concerts in Norway:

Stavern July 11

At the festival camp in Stavern

Kristiansand July 12

We also got to meet Karl Erik (Expecting Rain), what a great guy!

Egil with Karl Erik in Kristiansand
Egil with Karl Erik in Kristiansand


August 2014:

Bob Dylan toured Australia, and here is one of the best performances from that leg, Trying ToGet To Heaven (Live at the The Tivoli, Brisbane, August 27):

September 2014:

The AllDylan community voted these albums the 20 best of all time.

We changed our name from Johannasvisions to AllDylan.

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October 2014:

The Lyrics: Since 1962 by Bob Dylan was released:
BobDylanTheLyricsWe voted it the best music book of 2014

November 2014:

Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 was released on November 4. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes – many found only recently – this historic six-disc set is the definitive chronicle of the artist’s legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.


Bob Dylan & The Band: “Basement Tapes Complete” reviews & relevant articles
What I look most forward to on Bootleg series volume 11 The Basement Tapes Complete
The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – First impressions



Bob Dylan does a one man concert in Philadelphia for a Swedish TV experiment. “From Experiments Alone – Episode 6 – Bob Dylan”

“Seeing his biggest idol live is in fact often a fantastic experience. But how is it to do it all alone, without anyone else in the audience? Fredrik Wikingsson know. On November 22 2014 played Bob Dylan in Philadelphia, only for him.”

Two great live versions of Stay With Me from Nov 2014

December 2014:

Our six most popular Dylan posts in December:

Bob Dylan – Hard To Handle (Videos)
Bob Dylan quotes from the 60s
Bob Dylan quotes 70-74
Bob Dylan concert videos 1970-1979
The 7 best Box sets of 2014 (with Dylan on top)
Bob Dylan: Live 1980-89 (audio and Video)

…and we got the track list to the new album, Shadows In The Night:

Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night track list and Frank Sinatra playlist (Spotify)


January 2015:

Bob Dylan officially released the first song from his coming album, Stay With Me, it had been part of the live set since late 2014 (and still is):

February 2015:

Bob Dylan released the album Shadows in the Night:

Read our write-up and review here

Bob Dylan was also given The Musicares Person of the year award:

He gave a hell of a speech, hope we’ll get in on DVD some day…

March 2015:

The Video for The Night We Called it a Day was released:

April 2015:

Our 5 most popular Bob Dylan posts in April:
Emmylou Harris covers Bob Dylan
Playlist: Bob Dylan sings about Rivers, Oceans and Ships
Leon Russell covers Bob Dylan
Classic Documentary: Tales of Rock’n Roll Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
The 3rd post with 12 Bob Dylan covers done some incredible women

Bob Dylan played some great concerts in USA we wrote about a few, here is one from Atlantic City, New Jersey April 10, 2015:

bob dylan atlantic city 2015
Photo taken by Paul Best (

Here is a great song from Montgomery April 15, The Long And Wasted Years:

We published four posts with photos from Dylan’s tours in 1974, 1978,1979 and 1980 all shot by Chris Bradford. Chris has pictures of great historic value and he can be contacted if anyone wants to buy Hi-Res shots for printing.

Here is the first photo special with Chris Bradford’s pictures, Bob Dylan & The Band Oakland 1974
Here is the second photo special with Chris Bradford’s pictures, Bob Dylan Oakland 1978
Here is the third photo special with Chris Bradford’s pictures, Bob Dylan Warfield 1979
Here is the fourth photo special with Chris Bradford’s pictures, Bob Dylan Warfield 1980

May 2015:

First he did a wonderful performance on the second to last Letterman show:

Then he turned 74, Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

– Hallgeir & Egil

6 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: a year has gone – month by month since May 2014”

  1. It’s been an amazing year for Bob Dylan–thank you for summing it up for easy reference. I’ll save this post and study it at leisure. Happy to discover your blog. We’re lucky to still have Bob with us and still singing. What a rare artist and wise man he is.

  2. Gee…no mention of the release of The Basement Tapes Complete Edition ??

    a great year indeed…

    1. Oh my god!

      At first I wasn’t sure I could approve this comment, I was so embarrassed 🙂 It will be corrected ASAP

      …in my (very poor) defence, I had it on top of my list on the Decembeer post, The 7 best Box-sets of 2014

  3. It has been a great Dylan year indeed and you on did an impressive job covering it. This is a wonderful blog and I would like to thank you for your effort. Nice to see a picture of Karl Erik today as I am a great fan of Expecting Rain as another essential site for Dylan/music lovers.

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