Bob Dylan – On This Day – September 5


Historic event:

Jack Kerouac published his book, On The Road in 1957

“I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else’s”
– Bob Dylan

On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across America. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and drug use. The novel, published in 1957, is a roman à clef, with many key figures in the Beat movement, such as William S. Burroughs (Old Bull Lee) and Allen Ginsberg (Carlo Marx) represented by characters in the book, including Kerouac himself as the narrator Sal Paradise.


Ginsberg and Dylan visiting Kerouac’s grave:

“It was Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Felinghetti , I got in at the tail end of that and it was magic. It had just as big an impact on me as Elvis Presley.”
– Bob Dylan (1985)

Bob Dylan started his European tour  in Israel, September 5, 1989
Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
Bob Dylan opened his European tour with his first shows in Israel. After touring and recording with the Grateful Dead, he has returned to playing with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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A very slow date in Bob Dylan’s official life, no albums, no interviews, no sessions, only concerts 🙂


Dylan opens a European tour with his first shows in Israel. After his brief flirtation with the Dead, Dylan has returned to playing with a real rock & roll outfit, the Heartbreakers, unfortunately still augmented by the Queens of Rhythm.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

  • 1989 – Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • 1990 – Civic Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • 1992 – The Orpheum Theater, Omaha, NE, USA
  • 1993 – Montage Ski / Summer Resort, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA, USA
  • 1998 – Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  • 1999 – Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • 2006 – Memorial Stadium, Fort Wayne, IN, USA
  • 2014 – State Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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