Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1976

Bob Dylan 1976

I just try to be poetically and musically straight. I think of myself as more than a musician, more than a poet. The real self is something other than that. Writing and performing is what I do in this life and in this country. But I could be happy being a blacksmith. I would still write and sing. I can’t imagine not doing that. You do what you’re geared for.
-Bob Dylan (Neil Hickey Interview, Malibu, California – 11 September 1976)

First of Dylan made a guest appearance @ a Roger Miller & Larry Gatlin concert on January 23 @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Then came The Carter Benefit Show on January 25 @ Houston Astrodrome, Houston, Texas.

Rolling Thunder Revue II – April 18 – May 25.

Last he also played:

  • Winterland, San Francisco, California – November 25The Last Waltz

Civic Center
Lakeland, Florida
18 April 1976

If You See Here, Say Hello

If you see her say hello, she might be in North Saigon
She left here in a hurry; I don’t know what she was on
You might say that I’m in disarray and for me time’s standing still
Oh I’ve never gotten over her, I don’t think I ever will



Starlight Ballroom
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
22 April 1976 – Afternoon

Mr. Tambourine Man

Hey! Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to
Hey! Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you


State Fair Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 May 1976

I Want You

The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you


Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Shelter From The Storm

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

Idiot Wind

Someone’s got it in for me
They’re planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick
But when they will I can only guess


Recommended concerts from 1976

  • April 22, 1976 Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, FL
  • May 3, 1976 The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA
  • May 16, 1976 – Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, TX
  • May 23, 1976 – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

-Egil

2 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1976

  1. This is the most perfect version of Idiot Wind; so glad it was officially released way back when so I could savor it and enjoy it over the years!

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