Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1979

Right. I follow God, so if my followers are following me, indirectly they’re gonna be following God too because I don’t sing any song which hasn’t been given to me by the Lord to sing.
-Bob Dylan (Bruce Heiman Interview, Hollywood, CA – 7 December 1979)

In 1979 Bob Dylan had a performance @ NBC Studios, Studio 8H, NYC (Saturday Night Live) October 20. Then he played 26 concert more, 14 of them @ Fox Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (November 1 – 16).

Many brilliant & passionate performances, gospel Bob was truly inspired & on fire.

..and btw, you don’t have to be religious to LOVE these concerts.

NBC Studios, Studio 8H
New York City, New York
20 October 1979
Saturday Night Live

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Spooner Oldham (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Terry Young (keyboards)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Regina Mcrary , Helena Springs , Mona Lisa Young (background vocals)

I Believe In You

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I know I’ll make it through
And they, they look at me and frown
They’d like to drive me from this town
They don’t want me around
‘Cause I believe in you

Fox Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, California
2 November 1979

Covenant Woman

Covenant woman got a contract with the Lord
Way up yonder, great will be her reward.


Fox Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, California
16 November 1979

Slow Train

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found?


Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, California
18 November 1979

When He Returns

The iron hand it ain’t no match for the iron rod
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God


Gammage Center
Tempe, Arizona
26 November 1979

Precious Angel

Precious angel, under the sun
How was I to know you’d be the one
To show me I was blinded, to show me I was gone
How weak was the foundation I was standing upon ?


Recommended concerts from 1979

  • November 7, 1979 – Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • November 16, 1979 – Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • November 18, 1979 – Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
  • November 19, 1979 – Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California

-Egil

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