Bob Dylan: 5 Great live performances from the year 1986

Sometimes I think about people like T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters — these people who played into their sixties. If I’m here at eighty, I’ll be doing the same thing. This is all I want to do — it’s all I can do. I mean, you don’t have to be a nineteen – or twenty-year-old to play this stuff That’s the vanity of that youth-culture ideal. To me that’s never been the thing.
-Bob Dylan (Mikal Gilmore interview, Los Angeles – May, 1986)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date February 5, 1986
End date August 6, 1986
Legs 3
No. of shows 15 in Oceania
4 in Asia
41 in North America
60 in Total

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
24 February 1986

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
  • Tom Petty (guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums)
  • and The Queens Of Rhythm: Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals).

Girl From The North Country

If you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine


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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1981

Well, I’m not done yet! And I’m still doing it and I’m still not knowing why I’m doing it. Come on, I mean there’s other things that I would really, you know, enjoy doing, besides playing and…
-Bob Dylan (Dave Herman Interview, London, England – July 2, 1981)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Location North America, Europe
Associated album Shot of Love
Start date June 10, 1981
End date November 21, 1981
Legs 3
No. of shows 54

Earls Court
London, England
29 June 1981

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Steve Ripley (guitar)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals)

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?



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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live performances from the year 1974

Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.
~Bob Dylan to John Rockwell, Jan 1974

I’m not a huge fan of the 74 Tour, but it had its moments.

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date January 3, 1974
End date February 14, 1974
Legs 1
No. of shows 40

The Bob Dylan and the Band 1974 Tour – often referred to as Tour ’74 – was a two-month concert tour in early 1974 that featured Bob Dylan, in his first real tour in eight years, performing with The Band.
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