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May 24: Happy 78th Birthday Bob Dylan

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

he not busy being born is busy dying

Bob Dylan, the single most important artist in the history of popular music, is 78 years old today Tuesday, May 24.

Here @ alldylan.com we got about 1700 Bob Dylan posts alive. In this tribute I’ll try to give an overview & hopefully lead you to material you might find interesting.

Here are links to some our Bob Dylan material @ alldylan.com

Bob Dylan quotes


You can find some of Hallgeir’s favorites here:


Best released/unreleased songs

bob dylan 1962

X Brilliant Live Performances from 19XX/2XXX

5 Great Songs recorded in 19XX series



Other people’s songs


The Gospel Years

Recording sessions


bob dylan 1977Concert videos/audio


bob dylan smoking 1981

Cover versions


Check out this link: Bob Dylan cover version lists

Other stuff

Check out:


Bob Dylan concert videos/audios from 1990 – 1995 @ alldylan.com

bob dylan 95
Photo: Keith Baugh

“You hear sometimes about the glamour of the road, but you get over that real fast. There are a lot of times that it’s no different from going to work in the morning. Still, you’re either a player or you’re not a player. It didn’t really occur to me until we did those shows with the Grateful Dead [in 1987].
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn, Feb 1992)

As you get older, you get smarter and that can hinder you because you try to gain control over the creative impulse. Creativity is not like a freight train going down the tracks. It’s something that has to be caressed and treated with a great deal of respect. If your mind is intellectually in the way, it will stop you. You’ve got to program your brain not to think too much.
~Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen Interview – May 1995)

Ok, here are some of our videos (& some audios) from the archives.

GREAT stuff!

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Bob Dylan: Concerts & Videos from 1996 – 1999 @ alldylan.com

A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing. I do it because I’m driven to do it, and I either hate it or love it. I’m mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it’s the only place where I’m happy. It’s the only place you can be who you want to be.
~Bob Dylan (John Pareles Interview, Sept. 1997)

I do a certain amount of concerts every year. But it’s not a constant never-ending tour. A part of me doesn’t wanna do it at all. Just want to quit right away. Playing is a job. My trade. Like you’re journalists. You are heading for the next news item, I’m heading for the next town.
~Bob Dylan (London press conference, 4 Oct 1997)

Here some of the Bob Dylan videos we’ve posted on alldylan.com from 1996-1999:


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Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler performing together, 5 videos

Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York 21 November 2012. Picture by Peter Mackay.
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York – 21 November 2012.
Picture by Peter Mackay.

Mark Knopfler toured with Bob Dylan on:

  • 2011 Europe Fall Tour: October 6 – November 21, 2011
  • 2012 US and Canada Fall Tour: October 5 – November 21, 2012

There are loads of video clips on youtube from these concerts, I’ve collected 5.

Forum di Assago
Milan, Italy
14 November 2011

  1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
  2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  3. Things Have Changed

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Bob Dylan: The Posters

2015 poster

Bob Dylan: The Posters

Posters and flyers are an integral part of promoting concerts and music festivals. A well-designed gig poster will help any band to look more cool and can help to generate interest for the artists and their show.

It started in the 60s with the psychedelic images of the hippie scene. It got a revival with DIY of the punk scene in the late 70s and there is a revival these days. What am I talking about? The Gig posters. The silk screen prints done in a limited number of prints and works of art in their own right, but also the mass-produced pr material used by big arena artists. The originality of these posters are sometimes more striking than the music itself.

Bob Dylan have always had nice gig posters, and they have gone through changes as the artist has changed from the 60s until today.

Here are some of AllDylan’s favorites:

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