Bob Dylan: Live versions of 7 songs from “Planet Waves”

Planet Waves is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 17, 1974 by Asylum Records in the United States and Island Records in the United Kingdom.

Dylan is supported on the album by longtime collaborators The Band, with whom he embarked on a major reunion tour (documented on the live album Before the Flood) following its release.

On A Night Like This

No live performance.

Going, Going, Gone

Performed 79 times between 1976-1978.

I’ve just reached a place
Where the willow don’t bend
There’s not much more to be said
It’s the top of the end

Pavillon de Paris
Paris, France
July 1978


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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1987

Howlin’ Wolf, to me, was the greatest live act, because he did not have to move a finger when he performed – if that’s what you’d call it, “performing.” I don’t like people that jump around. When people think about Elvis moving around – he didn’t jump around. He moved with grace.
-Bob Dylan (Kurt Loder interview for Rolling Stone, 1987)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead 1987 Tour

Start date July 4, 1987
End date July 26, 1987
Legs 1
No. of shows 6

Temples in Flames Tour

Start date September 5, 1987
End date October 17, 1987
Legs 1
No. of shows 30

Area Ex Autodromo
Modena, Italy
12 September 1987

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

Joey

Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the year of who knows when
Opened up his eyes to the tune of an accordion
Always on the outside of whatever side there was
When they asked him why it had to be that way, “Well, ” he answered, “just
Because.”



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Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Chrissie Hynde

Photo credit © Keith Baugh

Chrissie Hynde’s a rock & roll singer who really should go back and study some country music. She should go deeply into the heart of that stuff and then come back bout. Because Chrissie Hynde is a good rhythm guitar player. That’s all you gotta be is a rhythm guitar player and singer, and she writes good, and she’s got good thoughts. She knows what’s right and wrong.
-Bob Dylan (to Kurt Loder, October 1987)

Christine Ellen Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is a founding member and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, as well as its only constant member.

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September 2: Watch Bob Dylan & Bruce Springsteen: Forever Young in Cleveland, Ohio 1995

dylan springsteen 1995

The performers who changed my life were individuals .. They didn’t conform to any sense of reality but their own. The last performer who stood up to be counted as an original is Bruce Springsteen, I think. Individuals move me, not mobs.
–Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview – August 2006)

Cleveland Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
2 September 1995
Opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)
  • Bruce Springsteen (guitar & shared vocal on Forever Young)

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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 2001

Bob Dylan live 2001

I don’t even consider this work as part of my life. Not even close. My life doesn’t revolve around my work. Not even a little bit. I mean, I’ve got millions of fans and I know that and I’m more than happy to go out there and play for them… But that’s not my life. My life is private and personal and completely filled up.
-Bob Dylan (Rome Press Conference, July 23, 2001)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date February 25, 2001
End date November 24, 2001
Legs 6
No. of shows 13 in Asia
9 in Oceania
62 in North America
22 in Europe

106 in Total

Stirling Castle
Stirling, Scotland
13 July 2001

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Things Have Changed

A worried man with a worried mind
No one in front of me and nothing behind
There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne



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1974: 20 songs released in 1974 you must hear





The Year 1974 summary

  • OPEC ends the oil embargo begun in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War (Mar. 18).
  • Nixon and Brezhnev meet in Moscow to discuss arms limitation agreements. Background: nuclear disarmament
  • Leftist revolution ends almost 50 years of dictatorial rule in Portugal (launched Apr. 25).
  • India successfully tests an atomic device, becoming the world’s sixth nuclear power (May 18).
  • Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is deposed. A collective military dictatorship assumes power (Sept. 12).
  • House Judiciary Committee adopts three articles of impeachment charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee (July 30).
  • Richard M. Nixon announces he will resign the next day, the first President to do so (Aug. 8).
  • Movies: Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Day for Night, Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno
  • Deaths: Bud Abbott, Dizzy Dean, Duke Ellington, Charles Lindbergh, Ed Sullivan

My rules:

  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed
  • Restricted to only 20 songs

A lot of wonderful music was released in 1974, here are 20 essential songs.

  • Forever Young – Bob Dylan

    Written in Arizona in 1972 and recorded in California in November 1973. The song first appeared (in two different versions, a slow and a fast) on Dylan’s 1974 album Planet Waves.
    A demo version of the song, recorded in New York City in June 1973, was included on Dylan’s 1985 compilation Biograph.

    May God bless and keep you always
    May your wishes all come true
    May you always do for others
    And let others do for you
    May you build a ladder to the stars
    And climb on every rung
    May you stay forever young
    Forever young, forever young
    May you stay forever young.



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