Posts tagged "Bob Dylan"
1981: The Last Really Great Dylan Tour?

1981: The Last Really Great Dylan Tour?

It was Flag Day 1981, and I found myself driving south on I-95, taking a friend to see Bob Dylan at some place called the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.  It was her first Dylan concert and my tenth.  During the ride, I was trying to explain to my friend what she may or...
Halloween at Philharmonic Hall 50 Years Later

Halloween at Philharmonic Hall 50 Years Later

After 50 years, it might be the concert and the weekend of music I remember best. It was Halloween and a Saturday and until that day Halloween meant costumes and going for blocks trick or treating. And Halloween on a Friday or Saturday meant an extra long night of trick or treating. But not this...
Another Side of Bob Dylan at 50

Another Side of Bob Dylan at 50

In my memory, Another Side of Bob Dylan appeared at the end of August in 1964, not at the beginning as various books and web sites proclaim. Another Side would prove to be a pivotal album, one that signaled various beginnings and ends at the same time, though at the time no one knew that....
Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory On October 2, 1965, I attended my fourth Bob Dylan concert at Symphony Hall, in Newark, NJ.  It was a concert that’s barely been mentioned or written about except as far as I know by me in an article I wrote for Bobdylan.com a long time ago.  For years there were no...
40 Year Reflections on Tour 74

40 Year Reflections on Tour 74

It was some Sunday morning either in late October or early November 1973, and I’d just woken and up and walked into the kitchen, when my house mate, another Dylan fan and another Band fan said to me excitedly, “They just announced on the Radio, Dylan and The Band are going to tour.”  In my...
50th Anniversary Thoughts On My First Dylan Concert.

50th Anniversary Thoughts On My First Dylan Concert.

Fifty years ago today, I attended my first Bob Dylan concert at the Mosque Theater, in Newark, New Jersey.  I went with my older brother and younger (at the time) stepbrother who could’ve cared less.  Our parents bought us the tickets, and thinking back it was the first concert I went to without parents.  Arriving...
The Redfinition of Bob Dylan's Self Portrait

The Redfinition of Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait

In June of 1970, Bob Dylan released his tenth album, a two-record set with the weighty title of Self Portrait. It had a self portrait on the cover done in a style similar to the painting he did for The Band’s Music From Big Pink the year before. For most of the previous four years,...
Bob Dylan's Sly Trip To Hell On Earth

Bob Dylan’s Sly Trip To Hell On Earth

Tempest is Bob Dylan’s 34th studio album.  He has now been recording for half a century and if this album is an indication, he has no intention of slowing down.  It is an album that is like everything he’s ever done and at the same time like nothing he’s ever done.  It takes quite a...
Bob Dylan at Forest Hills, 40 Years Later

Bob Dylan at Forest Hills, 40 Years Later

[This article was written in 2005 and posted to various Bob Dylan forums for the 40th Anniversary of Dylan’s first live appearance following the Newport Folk Festival.] Forty-five years ago today, I got off a bus from camp at Union Square in New York City, handed my Dad my duffle bag, and with some other...
In Memory of Donald “Duck” Dunn

In Memory of Donald “Duck” Dunn

If you own the rights to this photo, please contact and we will be happy to make arrangements. Late last night I logged onto Facebook, and was shocked to find out that legendary bass player Donald “Duck” Dunn had died in his sleep while on tour in Japan.  Dunn was one of the major forces...
Bob Dylan - A Young Man With An Old Man's Voice

Bob Dylan – A Young Man With An Old Man’s Voice

Bob Dylan – A Young Man With An Old Man’s Voice by Peter Stone Brown Originally featured at Bob Dylan’s Official Website – http://www.bobdylan.com   My first conscious remembrance of hearing a Bob Dylan song was in June of 1963, about a month before my twelfth birthday, at a Pete Seeger Concert in Lambertville, New...
Bob Dylan: Maybe Just a Musician - Glastonbury 1998

Bob Dylan: Maybe Just a Musician – Glastonbury 1998

(Written for a U.K Newspaper to coincide with the 1998 Glastonbury Festival)   Maybe you know Bob Dylan as someone your parents listened to and wonder what the fuss is still about.  After all, the guy’s been around forever and why should he be different than any other oldies act, singing songs he wrote 30...