Video of the day: Joan Baez live at the BBC 1965

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On June 5, 1965, Joan Baez played a special concert at the BBC Television Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush, London. This is Joan Baez in her prime. The show was recorded less than a month after Dylan’s 1965 tour of England, depicted in Pennebaker’s film Don’t Look Back, in which Dylan failed to invite Baez onstage despite the fact that she had introduced him to national audiences in America.

Baez plays several Bob Dylan songs in the concert, plus more folk and pop songs from her repertoire. The concert was originally broadcast by the BBC as two separate half-hour specials, both ending with the classic French love song Plaisir d’amour.

A historic document often bootlegged.



The set list for the two back-to-back programs is:

  1. I’m a Rambler, I’m a Gambler
  2. There but for Fortune
  3. Copper Kettle
  4. Mary Hamilton
  5. Don’t Think Twice, it’s Alright
  6. I’m Troubled and I Don’t Know Why
  7. We Shall Overcome
  8. With God on Our Side
  9. Plaisir d’amour
  10. Silver Dagger
  11. Oh Freedom
  12. She’s a Troublemaker
  13. The Unquiet Grave
  14. It Ain’t Me Babe
  15. Isn’t it Grand
  16. 500 Miles
  17. Te Ador/Ate Amanha
  18. Plaisir d’amour

– Hallgeir