July 24 in music history

Bob Dylan: “Mr. Tambourine Man”, Newport Folk Festival 1964 (video) (read more)

Bob Dylan took part in an afternoon workshop on the first day of the Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, New York State, USA. The three-day event also features Pete Seeger, Jose Feliciano and many others. 

Dylan played 2 songs:

  1. It Ain’t Me, Babe (not in general circulation)
  2. Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan Newport 1964

James ‘Jim’ Armstrong (born 24 July 1944, in Belfast, Co Antrim) is a guitarist from Northern Ireland.

Armstrong’s musical career started while he was still a schoolboy, when he played in Belfast’s top showband, The Melotones, who were resident in the city’s Romano’s Ballroom. Armstrong played and recorded in the mid-’60s with Van Morrison and Them, touring both Europe and America (where he lived – playing and recording – for 4 years). Of the 51 tracks recorded by Morrison and Them (1964–66), Armstrong played on over half, and while living in America met and played with Jim Morrison & The Doors, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa. During this time he was voted 3rd best guitarist in the world (after Jimi Hendrix & Frank Zappa).

Jim Armstrong

Bob Dylan’s Masked and Anonymous was released in 2003 (read more)

Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles, who is better known for his writing on successful TV sitcoms, Seinfeld and Mad About You and for executive producing episodes of The Tick and Dilbert. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym “Sergei Petrov”. 


Begin the Beguine” is a song written by Cole Porter (1891–1964). Porter composed the song between Kalabahi, Indonesia, and Fiji during a 1935 Pacific cruise aboard Cunard’s “Franconia”. In October 1935, it was introduced by June Knight in the Broadway musical Jubilee produced at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

Artie Shaw

Spotify Playlist – July 24