Bob Dylan – On This Day – August 29

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“People say music is intended to elevate the spirit. But you’ve got a lot of groups and lyrics projecting emptiness and giving you nothing, less than nothing because they’re taking up your time. Music, should aim for the soul not the groin. It’s not difficult to get people throbbing in their guts. That can lead them down an evil path if that’s all they’re getting. You gotta put something on top of that.”
~Bob Dylan to Edna Gundersen, August, 1990

Historic event

August 29, 1969 – Isle Of Wight

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After a friendly game of tennis, Dylan, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and The Band indulge in a jam session “in the barn where Bob had been rehearsing for the previous four days with the Band.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)


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Modern Times – released August 29, 2006

Modern Times is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 29, 2006 by Columbia Records. The album was Dylan’s third straight (following Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft) to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors’ tendencies toward blues, rockabilly and pre-rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym “Jack Frost”. Despite the acclaim, the album sparked some debate over its uncredited use of choruses and arrangements from older songs, as well as many lyrical lines taken from the work of 19th-century poet Henry Timrod.

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The single: Someday Baby was also released August 29, 2006


  • 1988 – Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1989 – Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA
    For their first show in New Mexico, Dylan and the band open with an instrumental “El Paso.” They conclude the show with the same song.
    ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
  • 1990 – Minnesota State Fair, Falcon Heights, MN, USA
    Dylan begins opening with a brief instrumental version of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” “Joey” returns to the set, and “Friend of the Devil” is retained from Merriville.
    ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
  • 1992  – The Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, MN, USA –
  • 1993  – Tinley Park World Of Music, Chicago, IL, USA –
  • 1994  – Michigan State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Detroit, MI, USA –
  • 1997  – Midway Stadium, St. Paul, MN, USA –
  • 2004  – Mayo Field, Rochester, MN, USA –
  • 2006  – New Britain Stadium, New Britain, CT, USA
  • 2010 – McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor, Troutdale, Oregon
  • 2012 – Cambria County War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 2014 – Royal Theatre, Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia


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