The Best of Bob Dylan concert footage from in 1966 – 48min video

All my songs are protest songs. All I do is protest. You name it and I’ll protest against it.
–> Bob Dylan (Press Conference, London, England – May 3, 1966)

Statement from Swingin’ Pig (editor):
Here’s a compilation project of Bob Dylan footage I spent a few weeks editing. Sources I pulled from were “Eat The Document,” “No Direction Home,” as well as others. I overdubbed all of the footage with soundboard recordings released on “The 1966 Live Recordings.”
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Great Bob Dylan Quotes 1975 – 1979

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)

The quotes are collected from song lyrics & interviews. It’s not only “great” quotes we’ve collected, but also important quotes & funny quotes.

Bob Dylan did many interviews during these years, particular in 1977 & 78. He released 3 Great studio albums: Desire (1976), Street Legal (1978) & Slow Train Coming (1979).

1975

From songs

Isis, oh, Isis you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I still can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzling rain
~Isis

I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells
I’d taken the cure and had just gotten through
Stayin’ up for days in the Chelsea Hotel
Writin’ ‘Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands’ for you
~Sara

Oh, sister am I not a brother to you?
And one deserving of affection
And is our purpose not the same on this earth
To love and follow his direction
~Oh, Sister

Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie
~One More Cup Of Coffee

From Interviews

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Happy 80th Birthday Bob Dylan! – Best Songs, Live Performances, Covers, Interviews and more…

Hyde Park, London – 2019

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn,
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool’s gold mouthpiece, the hollow horn
Plays wasted words, proves to warn
That he not busy being born is busy dying

Happy 80th Birthday to the GREATEST Artist of Our Time.

Dylan has always been busy being born. At the age of 80 he will (most likely) activate a new [never ending] tour when the world is ready, performing at peak levels, bringing awe & joy to those lucky enough to understand & participate. The last tour – 2019 – was great, just check out our recent post:
15 Great Live Performances from 2019.

If you’re a true “performing artist”, it’s hard to retire. You gotta be yourself to the end. And we all know that Zimmy will not back down.

Here @ borntolisten.com, alldylan.com & musicthisday.com we got about 2000 Bob Dylan posts alive. In this tribute I’ll try to give an overview & hopefully lead you [the reader] to material you might find interesting.

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Bob Dylan: 15 Great Live Performances from 2019

2019 proved to be great N.E.T. year. Many brilliant and surprising live performances. Here 15 samples.

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Le Grand Rex
Paris, France
12 April 2019

When your rooster crows at the break a dawn
Look out your window and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on
Don’t think twice, it’s all right



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Bob Dylan quotes from the 60’s

All I can do is be me – whoever that is
~Bob Dylan – Paul J Robbins interview, 22 March 1965

The quotes are collected from song lyrics & interviews. It’s not only “great” quotes we’ve collected, but also important quotes & funny quotes.

bob-dylan-studion 1961

1961

  • New York Times said it was the coldest winter in seventeen years
    I didn’t feel so cold then
    ~Talkin’ New York
  • Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song
    ’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along
    Seems sick an’ it’s hungry, it’s tired an’ it’s torn
    It looks like it’s a-dyin’ an’ it’s hardly been born
    ~Song to Woody
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  • Yeah, well, I was with a carnival when I was about thirteen and I used to travel with a carnival – all kinds of shows.
    [Where] All around the Midwest. Uh, Gallup, New Mexico, then to Texas, and then… Lived in Gallup, New Mexico and…
    ~to Billy James, October 1961
  • I traveled with the carnival when I was about thirteen years old.
    All the way up to I was nineteen. Every year, off and on, I joined different carnivals.
    ~Oscar Brand Radio Show, 29 October 1961 (aired November 4)

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Eric Clapton & Bob Dylan Performing Together

….Paul Simon writes great songs. George Harrison great songs, a lot of people, Eric Clapton produces wonderful music.
~Bob Dylan (Press Conference, July 1981)

Eric Patrick ClaptonCBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stones list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibsons “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.

Sign Language

Shangri-La Studios
Malibu, California
March – April 1976

  • Eric Clapton (guitar & vocal)
  • Bob Dylan (guitar & shared vocal)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)

You speak to me
In sign language
As I’m eating a sandwich
In a small café
At a quarter to three
But I can’t respond
To your sign language



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