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.

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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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Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 80s – 6 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and more..)

In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet floods every newborn seed

Four of the original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1980s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1980s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

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

    1. Blind Willie McTell – The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (1991)
    2. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar – Biograph (1985)
    3. Most Of The Time – Oh Mercy (1989)
    4. Brownsville Girl – Knocked Out Loaded (1986)
    5. Jokerman – Infidels (1983)

Blind Willie McTell

The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar

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Bob Dylan: 10 Brilliant live versions of “Tangled Up In Blue”

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wondrin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red

Studio version
Recorded: December 30, 1974
Recorded location: ound 80 Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Producer: Bob Dylan
Engineer: Paul Martinson

Live:
Performed onstage: 1975-76, 1978, 1984, 1987-2018 -> 1685 times
First time: Nov 13, 1975
Last time: Aug 28, 2018

Boston Music Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
21 November 1975 – Evening

Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like
Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bank book wasn’t big enough



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Bob Dylan: 8 Brilliant live versions of “Not Dark Yet”

Shadows are falling and I been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep and time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t let me heal

Studio version
Recorded: January 1997
Recorded location: Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Producer: Daniel Lanois
Engineer: Mark Howard

Live:
Performed onstage: 1997-2002, 2004-12, 2019 -> 190 times
First time: Oct 30, 1997
Last time: Dec 08, 2019

Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York
20 July 1999

There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there
Well my sense of humanity is going down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain



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