Bob Dylan: 6 Fabulous live versions of “License to Kill”

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

Studio version:
Recorded: April 13, 1983
Location: Studio A, Power Station, New York City, New York
Producer: Mark Knopfler & Bob Dylan
Engineer: Neil Dorfsman

Live:
Performed onstage: 1984, 1986-88, 1993, 1995, 1998 -> 46 times
First time: May 28, 1984
Last time: Sep 26, 1998

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984

Late Night with David Letterman

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Bob Dylan: 7 live versions of “Hazel”

Hazel, dirty-blonde hair,
I wouldn’t be ashamed to be seen with you anywhere,
You got something I want plenty of,
Ooh, a little touch of your love.

Recorded: November 06, 1973
Recorded location: Studio B, The Village Recorder – West Los Angeles, California
Producer: Rob Fraboni
Engineer: Rob Fraboni Nat Jeffery – assistant engineer

Performed onstage: 1976, 1994, 2004-05 -> 8 times
First time: Nov 26, 1976, Last time: Jun 10, 2005

Winterland
San Francisco, California
25 November 1976

Hazel, stardust in your eye,
You’re going somewhere and so am I,
I’d give you the sky high above,
Ooh, for the touch of your love.



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Bob Dylan – 6 Great Live Versions of “Lenny Bruce”

Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lived on and on
Never did get any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon
He was an outlaw, that’s for sure
More of an outlaw than you ever were
Lenny Bruce is gone but his spirit’s living on and on.

A great Dylan song recorded May 14, 1981. Released on the album “Shot of Love” August 10, 1981. Dylan has sung the song 117 times on stage, first time June 10, 1981 and last performance was November 02, 2019.

I wrote that song in five minutes! It is true, I rode with him once in a taxi cab. I thought it was a little strange after he died, that people made such a hero out of him. That when he was alive he couldn’t even get a break. And certainly now, comedy is rank, dirty and vulgar and very unfunny and stupid, wishy-washy and the whole thing.
.. But he was doing this same sort of thing many years ago and maybe some people aren’t realizing that there was Lenny Bruce, you know, who did this before and that is what happened to him. So these people can do what they’re doing now. I don’t know, you know.
–> Bob Dylan (Dave Herman Interview – July 1981)

Palace des Sports
Avignon, France
25 July 1981

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Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 60s – 4 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and Mojo)

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you

The original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1960s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1960s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 50 greatest songs – ranked!” – April 2020

    1. Like a Rolling Stone – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded June 16, 1965
    2. Visions of Johanna – Blonde On Blonde – recorded February 14, 1966
    3. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 14, 1965
    4. Desolation Row – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded August 04, 1965
    5. Positively 4th Street – Single only – recorded July 29, 1965
    6. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands – Blonde On Blonde – recorded February 16, 1966
    7. It Ain’t Me Babe – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    8. Girl From the North Country – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded April 24, 1963
    9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 23, 1963
    10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    11. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Blonde On Blonde – recorded January 25, 1966
    12. Ballad Of A Thin Man – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded August 02, 1965
    13. Mr. Tambourine Man – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    14. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded December 06, 1962
    15. I Threw It All Away – Nashville Skyline – recorded February 13, 1969
    16. Chimes of Freedom – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    17. I Want You – Blonde On Blonde – recorded March 10, 1966
    18. All Along the Watchtower – John Wesley Harding – recorded November 06, 1967
    19. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded November 14, 1962
    20. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    21. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 14, 1965
    22. The Times They Are a-Changin’ – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 24, 1963
    23. One Too Many Mornings – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 24, 1963
    24. Blowin’ in the Wind – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded July 09, 1962
    25. My Back Pages – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    26. This Wheel’s on Fire – The Basement Tapes – recorded May-October 1967

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Bono / U2 cover Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Bono

His [Bob Dylan] voice has been a bee buzzing around my ear since I can remember being conscious, It’s an unusual voice, not always soothing, sometimes nagging, but it reminds us of the possibilities for music and its place in the world.
-> Bono (July 1984 – published May 17, 2001)

Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, venture capitalist, businessman, and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.

Knockin on Heaven’s Door

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door


TV Gaga 1986

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