September 20: Great Video of Bob Dylan Singing a Wonderful “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” in Birmingham, UK in 2000.

The air is getting hotter
There’s a rumbling in the skies
I’ve been wading through the high muddy water
With the heat rising in my eyes
Every day your memory grows dimmer
It doesn’t haunt me like it did before
I’ve been walking through the middle of nowhere
Trying to get to heaven before they close the door

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Bob Dylan and George Harrison – Peggy Sue (live 1987) the Buddy Holly single is 62 years old today

“Peggy Sue” is a rock and roll song written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty, recorded in early July of 1957. It was released 20th of September with the song  Everyday on the other side. The Crickets are not mentioned on label of the single (Coral 9-61885), but band members Joe B. Mauldin (string bass) and Jerry Allison (drums) played on the recording. This recording was also released on Holly’s eponymous 1958 album.

We’d like to present George and Bob jamming at the Palomino Club in early 1987. They play a fun version of the classic Peggy Sue.

Not the greatest sound or picture, but still enjoyable.

– Hallgeir

5 Great Live and Cover versions of “Simple Twist of Fate”

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

Bob Dylan recorded “Simple Twist of Fate” on September 19, 1974 at A&R Recording Studios, New York City. It was released on “Blood on the Tracks” January 20, 1975.

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Bob Dylan: Live versions of all the songs from “Oh Mercy”

Most of them [the songs on “Oh Mercy”] are stream-of-consciousness songs, the kind that come to you in the middle of the night, when you just want to go back to bed. The harder you try to do something, the more it evades you. These weren’t like that.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, 21 September 1989)

Happy 30th birthday “Oh Mercy” – released September 18, 1989.

To celebrate this great album I’ve collected live versions of all the tracks on the album.

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September 18: Bob Dylan released Oh Mercy in 1989

bob dylan Oh-Mercy

“Most of them [the songs on “Oh Mercy”] are stream-of-consciousness songs, the kind that come to you in the middle of the night, when you just want to go back to bed. The harder you try to do something, the more it evades you. These weren’t like that.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, 21 September 1989)

While it would be unfair to compare ‘Oh Mercy’ to Dylan’s Sixties recordings, it sits well alongside his impressive body of work.
~Clinton Heylin (Behind The Shades)

Most Of The Time (my fav song from the album):

Check out: Bob Dylan’s best songs – Most Of The Time – #31

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