LATEST NEWS:

May 8, 2009 - Together Through Life
debuts at #1, Dylan's second consecutive #1 album, reclaiming the "oldest #1 album artist" title.  Also reaches #1 in UK and other European markets.  He is interviewed and appears on the cover of the current Rolling Stone magazine, which includes prominent quotes about Dylans deep connections with Texas musicians, especially Doug Sahm.  Dylan will play Austin Aug 4 at Dell Diamond with Willie and Mellencamp.

May 1, 2009 -
Dylan tours John Lennon's childhood home Mendips in Liverpool.

Nov. 6, 2008 -
Austin Chronicle review of Tell Tale Signs includes interviews with Denny, Augie, Sexton, Elana and Cashdollar!

Nov. 4, 2008 - Dylan and band perform at University of Minneapolis on election night, including the relevant songs John Brown, Masters of War, The Times They are A Changin, and
following the band introductions, a rare spoken intro to Blowin' in the Wind :  

"...and Tony Garnier, wearing the Obama button...Tony likes to think it's a brand new time right now, the age of light.   Me, I was born in 1941. That's the year they bombed Pearl Harbor.  We've been living in a world of darkness ever since.  But it looks like things are going to change now..." 

Fans left the auditorium as the election results were announced and held a huge impromptu victory rally in the park.  Earlier in the campaign, Obama was asked his favorite song, and said Maggie's Farm, a song also invoked by Jimmy Carter in his historic speeches leading up to his presidential campaign.  

Nov, 2, 2008 - Dylan made an unannounced visit to the childhood home of Neil Young on Grosvenor Ave in in Winnipeg and was given a 20 minute tour by the surprised occupants. Dylan asked how much the house has changed, and observed thoughtfully where Neil would have sat and played guitar in his room.

Oct. 6, 2008 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 released

June 5, 2008 - Dylan endorses candidate Barack Obama in a London Times interview :

"Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralising. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor.  But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama.   He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out.  Am I hopeful?  Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change.  Some things are going to have to...You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future."

April 7, 2008 - Bob Dylan wins a special Pulitzer Prize for music.  The citation for the 66-year-old Dylan notes his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

February 22, 2008 - Dylan and band warm up for Latin American Tour with rehearsals and boxing workouts in Austin and 3 shows at House of Blues in  Dallas.

September 15-16, 2007 - Dylan plays Stubb's Ampitheatre in Austin for 1500 lucky fans, and Austin City Limits Fest for a crowd of 50,000.

September 2007 - I'm Not There, Todd Haynes' film about Dylan starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and others, debuts to rave reviews at several international film festivals.

LINKS:

Bobdates Online provides advance venue info, setlists and reviews of every Dylan show.

Bjorner.com provides setlists and comprehensive timeline of Dylan shows and sessions.

Expecting Rain is a daily digest of Dylan related articles.

New York Times review of No Direction Home

Playboy Interview with Dylan 1976

60 Minutes 2004 Interview and photo essay of Dylan's Career Highlights

List of Selected Dylan Outtakes and B-Sides

Archive of Selected Concert Setlists

Dr. Tom Palaima's  DYLANOLOGY

Dr. Mooney's 115th dream
includes Basement Tapes outtakes and more

TIGHT CONNECTION TO THE HEART OF TEXAS
A growing list of Texas musicians who have performed and recorded with Dylan

FAVORITE DYLAN VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE


3-23-08
TEXAS MEDICINE:


The
Austin American Statesman and the Continental Club
blog pages both reported that Dylan was rehearsing with his band and working out in Austin earlier this week, but neither of the bloggers was sighted at the phenomenal 5 star shows at House of Blues in Dallas this weekend.   Minor Productions was a key eyewitness to Dylan and band's point-blank assassination of an adoring easy-target audience.  His voice was the magic bullet,  Denny's sharpshooting guitar was the second gunman, and the setlists were the highest caliber ammo.   We also know the name of the Austin gym, the local trainer and which deadly bloodsport she engaged him in.

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House Of Blues
February 22, 2008


1.    Cat's In The Well
2.    It Ain't Me, Babe
3.    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
4.    Blind Willie McTell
5.    Rollin' And Tumblin'
6.    Workingman's Blues #2
7.    Things Have Changed
8.    Spirit On The Water
9.    Visions Of Johanna
10.    Honest With Me
11.    When The Deal Goes Down
12.    Highway 61 Revisited
13.    Mississippi
14.    Summer Days
15.    Masters Of War
16.    Thunder On The Mountain
17.    Blowin' In The Wind

Dallas, Texas
House Of Blues
February 23, 2008


1.    Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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2.    Lay, Lady, Lay
3.    Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
4.    Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
5.    The Levee's Gonna Break
6.    Spirit On The Water
7.    Stuck Inside Of Mobile w/ the Memphis Blues Again
8.    'Til I Fell In Love With You
9.    The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
10.    Honest With Me
11.    When The Deal Goes Down
12.    Highway 61 Revisited
13.    Workingman's Blues #2
14.    Summer Days
15.    Ballad Of A Thin Man
16.    Thunder On The Mountain
17.    All Along The Watchtower





 

     

 











ULTRA RARE DYLAN PHOTOS!dylan capri 65


In my continuing research of Bob Dylan history, especially related to Austin, and my interest in great vintage concert photography, I came across never printed or published photos of his press conference in Austin on Sept. 24, 1965 on the eve of his first ever show backed by the Hawks.  All six photos will be published in the Austin American Statesman, the owners of the copyright, in conjunction with Dylan headlining the Austin City Limits Festival on Sept. 16.  They are part of the Stateman archives, and high quality prints are currently available very inexpensively from the Austin History Center.  This xerox sample features figures in the background who could be members of the Hawks, student journalst Gilbert Shelton and or legendary Texas promoter Angus Wynne.

STATESMAN ARTICLES ON DYLAN IN TEXAS

DENNY FREEMAN ARTICLE IN STATESMAN 9-10-07

STATESMAN REVIEW OF DYLAN AT ACL FEST



THE FIRST WALTZ
:

Austin American Statesman
Sept. 22, 2005

"Just when you thought Austin music's history couldn't get hipper, Hole In the Wall booker and budding Bob Dylan fanatic Paul Minor recently came across this obscure tidbit: the first live performance of Bob Dylan with the Band (Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson were called Levon and the Hawks at the time) was Sept. 24, 1965, in Austin. Crank up "The Basement Tapes" this Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the concert at the Municipal Auditorium (later Palmer Auditorium). To find out more details about the half-acoustic/half-electric show, plus the band's wild night at the old Villa Capri, read an account in Sunday's Life & Arts section. By the way, tickets to the show, Dylan's Texas debut, were $3."  --  Michael Corcoran

STATESMAN FEATURE ON DYLAN'S FIRST AUSTIN SHOW

Bob Dylan's new documentary DVD No Direction Home, directed by Martin Scorsese,  hit stores on Sept. 20 and debuts on PBS on Sept. 26 and 27.  The soundtrack double CD  is in stores now.  The film documents Dylan's rise through the Greenwich Village folk scene and climaxes with the release of Highway 61 Revisited and his first electric tour.

This very same week of the film's release marks the 40th Anniversary of Dylan's first Texas concert, at Austin Municipal Auditorium (Later Palmer Auditorium and currently being renovated as the Long Center).

It was also the very first performance backed by the complete ensemble that would later be named the Band.

The gig was only his fourth electric show, just 2 months after the controversial Newport Folk Festival with members of the Butterfield Blues Band, and just over 3 weeks after the release of the incendiary blues rock masterpiece Highway 61 Revisited.

The Austin appearance and the next night's concert in Dallas were the only 2 shows in the month between concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall.  Many biographies gloss over these historic dates and there are no known bootlegs.   At a San Francisco Press conference a few months later Dylan is still commenting about the reception from the Texas audiences.

As of August 28, 1965 "Like a Rolling Stone" was #2 on the Billboard Top Forty singles chart, second only to Beatles' "Help."

Statesman "Night Beat" reporter Jim Langdon interviewed Dylan at a press conference on Sept. 24, 1965 for a hilarious piece written in pseudo "beat" lingo that ran on Sept. 26, 1965.  The interview transcript is attached below.

Wali Stopher, Powell St. John and Bob Simmons all recount their experiences at the
show on the Texas Ghetto website.  Gilbert Shelton met the band at the Villa Capri and interviewed Dylan for a student publication called the Texas Ranger, and later illustrated the Doug Sahm and Band album cover featuring Dylan.


BOB DYLAN TIMELINE:

May 24, 1941 - Robert Alan Zimmerman born in Duluth, Minnesota.

1947 - Zimmerman family moves to Hibbing, MN.  Bob grows up on a steady radio diet of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Little Richard, Bill Haley and Buddy Holly.

1955 - He starts his first band The Golden Chords and in 1958 performs with the Satin Tones.

January 31, 1959 -  Sees Buddy Holly and friends in Fargo 3 days before the day the music died, and later that summer Dylan plays a couple of dates as piano player for Holly's last minute replacement Bobby Vee.

Fall 1959 -  He attends college in Minneapolis where he performs at houseparties, Dinkytown clubs and St. Paul's Purple Onion and Bastille clubs.  He starts calling himself Bob Dillon, after relatives in Hibbing named "Dillion."

Summer 1960 -  He spends summer in Denver and Central City, CO exploring the folk scene, plays piano at a saloon and sees Judy Collins, Jesse Fuller (who uses a harmonica rack) and others.  He meets Odetta and reads Woody Guthrie's Bound For Glory in September.

December 21, 1960 - Leaves MN by way of Highway 61 for Chicago, IL where he fails an audition for U. of Chicago Folk Festival, and Madison, WI where he sees Pete Seeger perform.

January 24, 1961 - Arrives in Greenwich Village and plays his first open mic at Cafe Wha.  The next day Bob begins weekly visits to Woody Guthrie at Greystone Park, a mental institution in New Jersey, where he is suffering from Huntington's Chorea.  He later performs for Guthrie at house parties in East Orange, N.J.  Guthrie says, "That boy's got a voice. Maybe he won't make it in his writing, but he can really sing it."  He also starts performing amateur spots in the Village at Cafe Wha, Gaslight, 10 O'clock Scholar, Bitterend, Gerdes Folk City and Washington Square Park.


April 11 - 23, 1961 -
New York City professional debut as "Bob Dylan" at Gerdes Folk City opening for John Lee Hooker.

Sept. 26 - Oct. 8, 1961 - Opens for Greenbriar Boys at Gerdes Folk City.

Sept. 29, 1961 -
New York Times review of Gerde's show written by Robert Shelton, entitled "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist."

Sept. 30, 1961 -
Dylan plays harmonica on Carolyn Hester recording session for Columbia Records produced by John Hammond, Sr.

November 4, 1961 -
Dylan plays Carnegie Chapter Hall. Also in November he signs a contract and records his debut album with Hammond.  Dylan also does a harmonica session with Harry Belafonte around this time, dated variously as June 1961, December of 1961 or February 2, 1962.

March 2, 1962 - He plays harmonica on a Victoria Spivey session.

March 19,  1962 - Debut album Bob Dylanreleased on Columbia Records, produced by John Hammond, Sr.

August 2, 1962 - Changed name legally to Bob Dylan.

August 6, 7, and 12, 1962 - Records Freewheelin' at Columbia Studios with producer Tom Wilson.

Sept. 22, 1962 - Dylan plays Carnegie Hall Hootenanny showcase.

Dec. 30, 1962 - Jan. 15, 1963 - Dylan appears in a televised play Madhouse on Castle Street on BBC and performs in a few pubs in London.

May, 1963 - 2nd album Freewheelin' Bob Dylan released.

May 12, 1963 - Dylan walked off the set of Ed Sullivan show after censors forbade him play "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues."

May 18, 1963 - Dylan plays Monterey Folk Festival with Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary,  and Texas country blues legend Mance Lipscomb, who he follows around for a day or two learning several old songs.

June 1963 - Dylan visits Woodstock, NY for the first time with Baez and stays at Peter Yarrow's cabin.

July 6, 1963 - Dylan plays "Only a Pawn in Their Game" at Greenwood, Mississippi civil rights protest rally and voter registration drive (at Silas McGee's Farm) with Pete Seeger as documented in the film Don't Look Back.

July 26 - 28, 1963 - Dylan plays with Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and others at Newport Folk Festival.

August 6, 7, and 12, 1963 - Begins recording 3rd album with producer Tom Wilson.

August 28, 1963 - Dylan plays "When the Ship Comes In" with Baez on steps of Lincoln Memorial when Martin Luther King gives "I Have a Dream" speech to 200,000 marchers.

October 26, 1963 - Plays headlining engagement at Carnegie Hall.

October 31, 1963 - Finishes 3rd album.

December 13, 1963 - Dylan accepted the Tom Paine award from the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee including John Henry Faulk and James Baldwin.  His sympathetic comments about Lee Harvey Oswald, a few weeks after JFK's assassination, cause the organization to lose contributions, even though the group is made up of 5th Amendment champions.

December 26, 1963 - Al Aronowitz introduces Dylan to Allan Ginsberg.

January 13, 1964 - 3rd album The Times They Are A-Changin' released.
Dylan records on a Ramblin' Jack Elliot session around this time.

February 1964 - Dylan, Victor Maimudes, Paul Clayton and Pete Karman travel in Dylan's new Ford station wagon through the South on the way to a few west coast dates.  After delivering donated clothes to striking miners, they drop in on Carl Sandburg in N. Carolina. After they visit with some activist friends at an Atlanta performance, he composes "Chimes of Freedom" in the back of the wagon.  After a wild Mardi Gras romp in New Orleans, he begins a new song called "Mr. Tambourine Man."  Passing through Dallas, Dylan and friends retraced JFK's ill-fated motorcade route through Dealey plaza, looking back at all the angles and surmising opinions.   After tour stops in Tougaloo, MS, and pit stops in Denver and Reno, Dylan ousts an uptight Karman, picks up Bobby Neuwirth in California and performs at Berkeley Community Theatre, Riverside, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, & Fox Theatre San Diego.

February 25, 1964 - Dylan performs "Hattie Carroll" on Steve Allen show in Hollywood.

May 1964 - Dylan makes a few promotional appearances in London and plays Royal Festival Hall before visiting friends in Paris, Berlin, and Greece, where he writes the bulk of songs for his next album.

June 9, 1964 - Records entire 4th album in one session with producer Tom Wilson.

July 24, 1964 - Dylan plays solo and with Joan Baez at Newport Folk Festival.  Johnny Cash gives him a Gibson acoustic guitar.

June 1964 - Grossman assistant Mary Martin tells Bob about a Toronto band he should check out.   Dylan meets the Hawks and Mike Bloomfield at a John Hammond, Jr. recording session in New York and jams with the ensemble at a Manhattan club gig.

August 8, 1964 -  4th album Another Side of Bob Dylan released.

August 28, 1964 - Dylan and Al Aronowitz turn the Beatles on to marijuana at Hotel Delmonico, with towels stuffed under the door frame.  McCartney dictates his profound observations to a roadie as "...there are seven levels."

Oct. 31, 1964 - Dylan plays Philharmonic Hall in New York.

January 13, 14 & 15, 1965 - Records 5th album with producer Tom Wilson.

March 1965 - Dylan and Joan Baez perform a series of east coast co-headlining dates.

March 22, 1965 - 5th album Bringing it All Back Home released.  Single for Subterranean Homesick Blues reaches #39.

April 26 - May 12, 1965 -  Dylan tours Europe solo acoustic as documented in the film Don't Look Back.

June 5, 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man single by the Byrds was released.  It peaked at #1 on June 26, 1965 and spent 10 weeks in the Billboard Top 40.

June 15, 1965 - Dylan begins recording next album with Tom Wilson.  At the second session on June 16,  Dylan and session band including first time organist Al Kooper, record the single Like A Rolling Stone on take #4.  Dylan argues with Wilson over the organ level in the playback mix and he is eventually replaced by producer Bob Johnston when sessions resume at the end of July.

July 20, 1965 - Like A Rolling Stone single is released at 5 min. 59 sec.    The single is split onto two sides of a record but some DJs start to splice it together on tape and play the whole thing.  Around this time Dylan and  Sara move to his new estate Hi Lo Ha,  on land formerly owned by the Byrdcliffe bohemian arts colony outside Woodstock, NY.

JULY 25, 1965 -
Newport, Rhode Island

This was Dylan's controversial electric debut at Newport Folk Festival with the Butterfield Blues Band, Michael Bloomfield (electric guitar), Barry Goldberg (organ), Al Kooper (organ), Jerome Arnold (bass),  and drummer Sam Lay of Muddy Waters band, who also played on the Highway 61 recording session with Bloomfiled and Cooper on August 2, 1965. The sound at Newport was reportedly muddy as well.

1. Maggie's Farm
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

At the behest of Peter Yarrow, Dylan borrows an acoustic and returns to the stage.  He asks for an E harmonica from the crowd, and amid a shower of harps he picks up an F, puts on a capo, and plays:

4. Mr. Tambourine Man
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

AUGUST, 1965 - Like A Rolling Stone single hits #2 for the 2 weeks ending Sept. 4th behind the Beatles' Help! and spent a total of 9 weeks on the chart.

Dylan contacts the Hawks while they are winding down a 4 month stand of all day and night gigs backing Conway Twitty among others as house band at Tony Mart's nightclub on the New Jersey shore.  He recruits Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson for his new electric band.  In late August they rehearse with Dylan at Bob Carroll's rehearsal hall in New York while the rest of the band hold down the remaining dates of the Jersey gig.

AUGUST 28, 1965
Forest Hills, New York

The fall tour starts with a concert at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper.   Sources refer to the reaction as a clash of "Mods and Rockers" storming the stage, throwing objects and trying to pull Kooper and Helm off their stools.  Onstage, Dylan jokes to the band, "it looks like the attack of the Beatniks around here..."

Solo:
1. She Belongs To Me
 2.To Ramona
3.Gates Of Eden
4.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
5.Desolation Row
6.It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

with electric backing band:
8.Tombstone Blues
9.I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10.From A Buick 6
11.Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
12.Maggie's Farm
13.It Ain't Me, Babe
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man
15.Like A Rolling Stone

AUGUST 30, 1965 - Release of Highway 61 Revisited

SEPTEMBER 3, 1965
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California

Solo:
1. She Belongs To Me
2.To Ramona
3.Gates Of Eden
4.It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
5.Desolation Row
6.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
7.Mr. Tambourine Man

With electric backing band:
8.Tombstone Blues
9. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10.Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
11. From A Buick 6
12.Maggie's Farm
13.It Ain't Me, Babe
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man
15.Like A Rolling Stone

Dylan met Marlon Brando and Edie Sedgwick while hanging in Los Angeles for a couple weeks after the Hollywood Bowl show.

Sept. 7, 1965 - Positively 4th Street single released, spends 7 weeks in top 40, peaks at #7.

Sept. 15, 1965 - Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper decide not to continue touring and are replaced by Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, thus re-uniting the Hawks.   Kooper claims he was afraid to go to Dallas with Dylan.

Sept. 16 & 17, 1965 - Dylan rehearses with the full band in Toronto at overnight sessions after the Hawks' Friar's club gigs.   While in Toronto he appears as a character witness at their pot possession trial, and the Hawks' tailor makes him a houndstooth suit.

Sept. 23, 1965 - Dylan flies down and meets the band in Austin at Villa Capri. The band flies down to Texas from Toronto.  Their plane was one of two leased by Albert Grossman's company and was a Lockheed Lodestar that traveled slowly and had intermittent air conditioning.  The band called it the "Volkswagen in the Sky."

At the hotel, then the biggest and nicest in town, road manager Bob Neuwirth was desparately trying to locate some drums for the show and student journalist Gilbert Shelton took Rick Danko and/or Levon with him to pick up a borrowed drumset and some booze.  Upon return, they listened to records back at the room, several versions of the same song by different artists on different albums, and eventually Dylan's own albums.   Friday they rehearse at the Auditorium and Dylan holds a press conference.  At the show Friday night, the crowd was mostly polite and well-dressed high-school kids according to Gilbert Shelton, "no whistling, yelling or dancing in the aisles." Dylan wore grey flannel suit, short jacket, white shirt.
 

THE AUSTIN PRESS CONFERENCE
September 24, 1965

SEPTEMBER 24, 1965
Austin, Texas
Municipal Auditorium
Over 4,000 attendance
Scheduled for 8:30, show starts 30 minutes late.

American Statesman and Daily Texan reviews confirm 4 songs in solo set:
Gates of Eden
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Desolation Row
Mr. Tambourine Man

Daily Texan review confirms:

Baby Let Me Follow You Down (possibly as encore)
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Ballad of a Thin Man
Like a Rolling Stone

Gilbert Shelton's interview piece in the Texas Ranger Nov. 1965 confirms "It Ain't Me Babe" in the electric set.

"Maggie's Farm" with Dylan on piano is confirmed in Clinton Heylin's Day By Day book.

Wali "Oat Willie" Stopher's item on texasghetto.com reports that  the electric set opener was probably "Tombstone Blues."  It also mentions Dylan's spoken reaction to repeated requests for "Song to Woody,"  as:  "Let's try to be reasonable about this."


SEPTEMBER 25, 1965
Dallas, Texas
Southern Methodist University Coliseum

Dallas Morning News review confirms:
Desolation Row
Mr. Tambourine Man
To Ramona
Maggie's Farm with Dylan on piano
Like a Rolling Stone

The same review mentions a mesmerized young blonde girl carried off the stage, and Dylan responding to requests with "Silence, Silence."   His final remark was, "I think Texas audiences, in Austin and Dallas, are the best."

At the San Francisco Press Conference, Dec. 3, 1965, a reporter asks, "Were you surprised when the boos came?"

Dylan replies, "Yeah, that was at Newport. Well, I did this very crazy thing.  I didn't know what was going to happen, but they certainly booed, I'll tell you that. You could hear it all over the place.  I don't know who they were though, and I'm certain whoever it was did it twice as loud as they normally would. They kind of quieted down some at Forest Hills although they did it there too.  They've done it just about all over, except in Texas - they didn't boo us in Texas or in Atlanta or in Boston or in Ohio.  They've done it in just about ...or in Minneapolis, they didn't do it there. They've done it in a lot of other places, I mean they must be pretty rich to be able to go someplace and boo.  I couldn't afford it if I were in their shoes."

Levon recalls in the book "Across the Great Divide" that the crowds on the coasts didn't quite get it, but "down South it was just another Saturday night."

Late Sept., 1965 -  Rehearsal setlist in Woodstock includes songs from 8/28/65 and 9/3/65 concert setlists plus additional songs Positively 4th Street, Please Crawl Out Your Window, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, traditional blues number Blues Stay Away from Me and a mystery number called Please Don't Leave Me.
 

OCTOBER 1, 1965
Carnegie Hall
New York City, New York

Solo:
1. She Belongs To Me
2.To Ramona
3.Gates Of Eden
4.Mr. Tambourine Man
5.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
6.Desolation Row
7.It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

With the Band:
8.Maggie's Farm
9.I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10.Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
11.Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
12.Tombstone Blues
13.It Ain't Me, Babe
14.Positively 4th Street
15.Ballad Of A Thin Man
16.Like A Rolling Stone

Oct. 5, 1965 - Sessions begin for next album in New York with the band and Al Kooper.

Nov. 22, 1965 - Marries Sara Lowndes at Justice of the Peace in Nassau County, NY.

Nov. 28, 1965 - Tiring of the hostile crowds, drummer Levon Helm plays his last show with Dylan at Washington DC Coliseum before taking a one year hiatus, during which he works for a time on oil rigs.  He is replaced briefly by Highway 61 drummer Bobby Gregg, then Sandy Konikoff, and eventually Mickey Jones.   Whether he performed on the Freeze Out sessions in New York before heading down south is in dispute.  Gregg is credited on some lists, No Direction Home liner notes say Helm.

Dec. 3, 1965 - Dylan's full one hour press conference on KQED San Francisco is broadcast live, including questions from Ginsberg and Bill Graham, and a hearty endorsement of the Sir Douglas Quintet.

February 14 -17, 1966 - Recording sessions relocate to Nashville's Music Row with session players including Robbie Robertson, Al Kooper, guitarist Joe South, drummer Kenny Buttrey and pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins.  Dylan asks Kooper to talk to the pianist for him, because "I can't bear to call that man "Pig."

March 26, 1966 - Dylan and the band play Vancouver in what will prove to be his last North American concert for the next 8 years.   During rehearsals in L.A., new drummer Mickey Jones introduces Dylan to Otis Redding backstage at the Whisky a Go-Go, where he plays Just Like a Woman for him.  Dylan's attendance at the show is mentioned on the liner notes of the live album Otis Redding In Person at the Whisky a Go-Go.


April 9-23, 1966
- Dylan and the band, now including drummer Mickey Jones, play dates in Hawaii & Australia before starting a tour of Great Britain documented in the film Eat the Document.

April 23, 1966 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 single reaches #2.

May 16, 1966 - Blonde on Blondereleased.

May 17, 1966 - Dylan fans in Manchester's Free Trade Hall shout "Judas!" toward the end of the electric set.   Dylan replies "I don't believe you...You're a liar" before telling the band to "Play fucking loud!" as they kick into the opening strains of Like a Rolling Stone.

May 27, 1966 - On the morning between Dylan and the Hawks' 2 historic nights at Royal Albert Hall, John Lennon rides with Dylan in a town car from Weybridge to Mayfair, as documented by D.A. Pennebaker in an infamous outtake from Eat the Document.  At the shows, the Beatles admonish the hecklers to "leave him alone" from their box seats.

July 29, 1966 -
Bob Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home, leaving his manager's estate in Bearsville, New York to take a Triumph bike in for repair.  During a recovery period of several months, he reviews and edits documentary footage from the recent European tour with Pennebaker and cameraman Howard Alk for an upcoming TV special. 

February 1967 - Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Tiny Tim relocate from Manhattan to Woodstock to appear in additional scenes being filmed by Dylan and Alk for Eat the Document.  Danko, Manuel and Garth Hudson move into  a farmhouse and set up a rehearsal and recording space in the basement. 

April - October 1967:  Dylan and the Band record over 100 traditional and new original songs, engineered mostly by Garth Hudson on a 2-track Ampex tape deck in the basement of their Woodstock farmhouse Big Pink, after recording for a few weeks at Hi Lo Ha.

October 1967 - Levon Helm rejoins the band in Woodstock to record the last reels of the Basement Tapes.

October 17, 1967 - Dylan begins sessions in Nashville with producer Bob Johnston for the next album with session players Kenny Buttrey,  Charlie McCoy, and steel guitarist Peter Drake.

December 27, 1967 - John Wesley Harding released

January 20, 1968 -
A tribute concert to folksinger Woody Guthrie is held at New York's Carnegie Hall. Featured artists include Bob Dylan and the Crackers, Judy Collins and Richie Havens.

February 1969 - Nashville sessions with musicians including Kenny Buttrey, Charlie McCoy and Charlie Daniels.

February 18, 1969 - Dylan and Johnny Cash record a full album's worth of classic country duets at Columbia Studios in Nashville, of which only Girl from the North Country has ever been released.

April 9, 1969 - Nashville Skyline released.

May 1, 1969 - Dylan tapes Johnny Cash TV Special at Ryman Auditorium broadcast June 7, 1969 on ABC.

July 1969 - Surprise appearance with the Band in Edwardsville, IL at Mississippi River Festival.   Lay Lady Lay single released, reaches #7.

August 31, 1969 - Dylan and Band perform at the Isle of Wight Festival.


June 8, 1970 - Self Portrait released.

June 9, 1970 - Dylan accepts an honorary doctorate in music at Princeton University.

November 1970 - Tarantula, a stream-of-consciousness novel written by Dylan in 64-65, is finally published.

March 16 - 19, 1971 - Recording session with Leon Russell yields "Watching the River Flow" and "When I Paint my Masterpiece" for Greatest Hits Vol 2.

May 24, 1971 - Dylan visits the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on his 30th birthday.

August 1, 1971 - Dylan plays George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden, backed by Ringo, George and Leon.

October 21, 1971 - New Morning released

October 1971 - Recording sessions at Atlantic Studios with Doug Sahm & Band. Dylan provides keyboards, harmonica, guitar throughout & prominent backing vocals on "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone" and "Wallflower."  Sessions are produced by Jerry Wexler.

November 4 1971-
After reading George Jackson's book Soledad Brother, Dylan records two versions of the single George Jackson, acoustic and with Leon Russell.


Dec. 31, 1971
- Performs with the Band at their Rock of Ages concert in New York.

1972 - Visits Mariposa Festival in Canada, goes to see Elvis and the Stones,  does sessions with Bette Midler & Steve Goodman, jams with John Prine.

November 23, 1972 - Begins filming Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid in Durango, Mexico with Kristofferson and Peckinpah.

February 1973 - Records soundtrack of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid in Los Angeles.  Also plays harmonica on sessions by  Booker T. Jones and Roger McGuinn.

March 1973 - Hangs out in LA with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge.

July 1973 - Jams at his newly leased home in Malibu with Barry Goldberg, Doug Sahm and members of the Band.


November 2, 1973 - Begins Planet Waves sessions with The Band in Los Angeles.

Nov 16, 1973 - Dylan released.

January 3,  1974 - Dylan and The Band begin a six-week, 40-date tour together promoted by Bill Graham.  It is Dylan's first American tour in 8 years.

January 17, 1974 - Planet Wavesis released.

June 20, 1974 - Live album from 1974 tour Before the Flood released

September 16-20, 1974 - New York recording sessions for Blood on the Tracks

December 27 & 30, 1974 - Dylan re-records most of the material for Blood on the Tracks in Minneapolis with local musicians


January 17, 1975 - Release of Blood On The Tracks.

March 1975 - Dylan meets with Leonard Cohen between sets at the Troubador in West Hollywood.

March 23, 1975 - SNACK (Students Need Activities Care and Kicks) benefit concert in Golden Gate park - Kezar Stadium in San Francisco features Dylan with members from The Bandand Neil Young.

June -  Dylan visits Rubin Carter in jail for the first time.

June 26, 1975 -  Release of The Basement Tapes

July, 1975 -  Records songs for Desire co-written with playwright Jacques Levy and recorded with musicians he rounds up while hanging out in the East Village, including violinist Scarlet Rivera who he sees walking down the street and invites to the studio.  He also makes guest appearances in New York club shows with Muddy Waters, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Bobby Neuwirth.

September 10, 1975 -  Dylan performs an early version of Hurricane on The World Of John Hammond PBS program in Chicago.  Soon after this he returns to the studio to amend a few lyrics to more accurately portray the crime scene facts.

October 30, 1975 - The first Rolling Thunder Revue, a quickly booked traveling sideshow, starts with a show in the War Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The show includes musicians T-Bone Burnett, Mick Ronson, Bob Neuwirth, Ronnie Blakely,  Ramblin Jack Elliot, Roger McGuinn, & Joan Baez. The tour eventually gathers many special guest performers such as Joni Mitchell, Kinky Friedman, Leonard Cohen, and a rotating roster of moral supporters and hangers on such as Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Shephard, Ronnie Hawkins & Allen Ginsberg,  Many of these characters are featured in Renaldo and Clara, an art film that is produced during the tour that is part documentary, part existential drama.


November 1975 -  Release of Hurricane single, reaches #33.

November 6-8, 1975 - Willie Nelson's Epic Life biography lists Dylan and Paul McCartney as among the guests at Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger premiere at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, although Rolling Thunder was in full swing in New England.  The source on that one must have been stoned.

December 8, 1975 - Night Of The Hurricane benefit concert takes place in Madison Square Garden.

Jan. 16, 1976 - Desire album released

January 25, 1976 -  Night Of The Hurricane 2 concert is held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas with Stevie Wonder.   In the days after the concert, Dylan makes a guest appearance with Joni Mitchell in Austin and records with Doug Sahm.
Dylan is said to have visited the Rome Inn as well and hung out with the Fabulous T-birds.  Jimmie Vaughan is reported to have asked Dylan why he wasn't greasy anymore, presumably referring to the whiteface make-up.

April 22, 1976 - Rolling Thunder is filmed for an ABC TV special at Clearwater Florida's Biltmore Hotel Starlight Ballroom, which Dylan ends up scrapping.

May 8, 1976 - Willie Nelson is added to the Rolling Thunder show in Houston and performs Will The Circle Be Unbroken in the encore.

May 12, 1976 - Rolling Thunder hits Austin's Municipal Auditorium.   New York promoters combine 2 undersold shows into one nearly sold-out general admission and after public complaint are served by the Texas Attorney General.    Dylan and entourage camp out at the Driskill for several days and spend time across the street at Antone's original location while James Cotton and the Fabulous Thunderbirds with Stevie Ray Vaughan are playing an extended engagement.  

May 15, 1976 - Rolling Thunder plays Gatesville TX State School for Boys.

May 16, 1976 - Rolling Thunder plays Tarrant County Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth joined by Joni Mitchell.  Several songs are recorded for the live album Hard Rain.  The entourage is taken by T-Bone Burnett to the H.O.P. to see a local band called L'il Whisper & the Rumor featuring Mike Buck, Delbert McClinton & Steven Bruton.

May 23, 1976 - Rolling Thunder is filmed at Colorado State Football Stadium in Fort Collins, CO for ABC-TV special and several songs are included on live album Hard Rain.

September 10, 1976 - Release of Rolling Thunder live album Hard Rain.

November 25, 1976 - Dylan performs at The Band's Last Waltz concert at Winterland San Francisco.  Scorsese films his set against his wishes.

January 25, 1976 - Renaldo & Clara released in limited theatres.

March 1, 1977 - Sara files for divorce and a lengthy and dramatic custody battle follows.

February 20, 1978 - Dylan begins 2 weeks of dates at Tokyo's Budokan stadium and Osaka.

March 1978 - Dylan tours Australia and New Zealand.

April 1978 - Dylan records Street Legal at his Rundown Studio rehearsal hall in Santa Monica.

May 23-26, 1978 - Dylan screens Renaldo and Clara at Cannes film festival.

June 1-7, 1978 - Dylan and band play a week of shows at Universal Ampitheatre in LA before beginning a European tour.

June 14, 1978 - One the eve of a five night stand at Earl's Court, London, Dylan attends a Robert Gordon concert at the  Music Machine club and is reportedly accosted by Sid Vicious.   The concerts are hailed as legendary.

Sept 15,  1978 - American tour begins in August, ME

November 22, 1978 - Bob Dylan at Budokan released.

January 1979 - Dylan accepts Jesus as his savior, attends "School of Discipleship" classes and is baptized.

April 30, 1979 - Dylan and new band including Dire Strait's Mark Knopfler and Pick Withers begin recording Slow Train Coming with legendary Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler at Muscle Shoals studios.

August 18, 1979 - Slow Train Coming released

October 20, 1979 - Dylan and Gospel band appear at Saturday Night Live with three songs from Slow Train Coming before starting a long series of tours featuring strictly Gospel music with a 2 week residency in San Francisco.

February 27, 1980Gotta Serve Somebody receives Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and he performs the song with the gospel band on the awards show from Shrine Auditorium.

June 20, 1980 - Dylan's 2nd  gospel music album Saved released, again produced by Wexler at Muscle Shoals, with the touring band basically performing their live set in the studio in a short break from the tour.

November 1980 - Dylan begins a west coast tour with 2 weeks of dates at San Francisco's Warfield including selections from his past reportoire again.

January 8, 1981 - Visits newly widowed Yoko Ono in New York

August 12, 1981 - Shot of Love released

March 15, 1982 - Dylan is inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame in New York

June 6, 1982 - Dylan duets with Baez at a Nuclear Disarmament concert at the Rose Bowl
 
April - May 1983 -
The Infidels recordingsessions in Studio A, Power Station, New York City, New York.

November 1, 1983 - Release of Infidels.

February 16, 1983 -  Dylan makes a guest appearance at a Rick Danko/Levon Helm show at the Lone Star Café in New York City, New York.

October 28, 1983 - Release of Union Sundown/Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground single(in Europe only).

March 22, 1984 - Dylan plays a punk version of Jokerman on David Letterman with an extended harmonica solo and members of the Plugzz.

May 28, 1984 - Begins tour of Europe with band including Mick Taylor and Ian MacLagan co-headlining with Santana

July 7, 1984 - Dylan headlines for a crowd of 80,000 at Wembley stadium with a band that includes guests Eric Clapton and Chrissie Hynde

January 28, 1985 - Dylan sings on We are the World session.

July 13, 1985 - Dylan performs the climactic set of the US production of Live Aid with Keith Richards and Ron Wood. "I just hope that some of the money that's raised for the people in Africa, maybe they could just take just a little bit of it, 1 or 2 million maybe, and use it to pay the mortgages on some of the farms, that the farmers here owe to the banks."

Sept 22, 1985 - Dylan plays Farm Aid I with Tom Petty and Willie Nelson.

Oct. 28, 1985 - Retrospective box set Biograph released

Nov. 13, 1985 - Dylan is honored by CBS in a star-studded ceremony at New York's Whitney Museum  for selling over 35 million records

January 20, 1986 - Dylan performs with Stevie Wonder at Kennedy Center MLK birthday tribute.

February 10, 1986 - Begins world tour with Tom Petty in Sydney, Australia.

June 1986 - Dylan married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis (often professionally known as Carol Dennis). Their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, was born on January 31, 1986.

June 21, 1986 - Dylan shopped at the Austin costume store Electric Ladyland before his concert at the Erwin Center with Tom Petty.   Outside the store he met Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley.

August 8, 1986 - Knocked Out Loaded released

August 17, 1986 - Dylan films a role in the feature film Hearts of Firein England

February 19, 1987 - Dylan jams with George Harrison, John Fogerty, and Taj Majal at the Palomino in LA.

July 4, 1987 - Dylan begins an American stadium tour with the Grateful Dead in Foxborough.

Sept. 5, 1987 - Dylan begins a world tour with Tom Petty in Tel Aviv.

January 20, 1988 - Bob Dylan is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

May 1988 - Dylan records with Traveling Wilburys and does a session with U2.

May 29, 1988 - Plays "The Weight" and "Nadine" with Levon Helm at Lone Star Cafe New York

May 31, 1988 - Down in the Groove released

June 7, 1988 - Neil Young plays the entire set with Dylan's new streamlined touring band, on the first date of what is to become the "Never Ending Tour," which continues to this day.  Neil joins the band again on June 10 in Berkeley and 11th in Mountain View.

April 1988
- George Harrison borrows Dylan's studio to record Handle With Care and the Traveling Wilburys are formed.

May 29. 1988 - Dylan guests with Levon Helm at Lone Star Cafe

Oct 16-19, 1988 - 4 day stand at Radio City

March - April,  1989 - Dylan records in New Orleans with Daniel Lanois and New Orleans musicians including Cyril Neville.

May 27, 1989 - Dylan and band begin a European Tour

June 1, 1989 - Tony Garnier joins the touring band, replacing Kenny Aaronson,  and is still currently its longest remaining member as of 2008.

Sept. 22, 1989 - Oh Mercy album released

January 1990 - Dylan records with Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan among others at Ocean Way studios in LA.  He chats with the Replacements who are recording down the hall.  He asks Tommy Stinson about Minneapolis and introduces him to his kids.  The Replacements record the satirical B-side "Like a Rolling Pin" in his honor at these sessions. 

January 12, 1990 - Dylan and band play new songs and requests at a 4 hour public rehearsal at Toad's Place in New Haven

January 30, 1990 - Dylan is presented the Commandeur de Artset det Lettres by the French Minister of Culture while on tour in Paris.

February 24, 1990 - Dylan plays with the reunited Byrds at a Roy Orbison tribute at Universal Ampitheater in LA.

Sept. 11, 1990 - Under the Red Sky released

October 13, 1990 - Dylan plays Masters of War at a West Point concert

October 25, 1990 - Dylan plays Oxford Town in Oxford, Mississippi concert

January 28, 1991 - Begins European tour in Zurich.

February 20, 1991- Dylan accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys presented by Jack Nicholson and performs Masters of War. His speech:  "Well, my daddy, he didn't leave me much, you know he was a very simple man, but what he did tell me was this, he did say, 'Son,' he said, (long pause) he said a lot of things,  he say, 'you know it's possible to become so defiled in this world that your own father and mother will abandon you, and if that happens, God will always believe in your ability to mend your ways.'"

February 23-24, 1991 - Dylan and band rehearse in Austin for some dates in Mexico.

March 26, 1991 - Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3 released

October 17, 1991 - Plays Guitar Greats Festival in Seville, Spain with Keith Richards and Richard Thompson.

January 18, 1992 - Dylan plays "Like a Rolling Stone" on David Letterman's 10th Anniversary show, broadcast Feb. 6.

October 16, 1992 - Bobfest 30th Anniversary Tribute concert at Madison Square Garden features performances by Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and an all-star cast backed by Booker T and the MGs, with Dylan joining in on the climax of "My Back Pages" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."  Sinead O'Connor is booed off the stage and comforted by host Kris Kristofferson.

October 19, 1992 - Dylan and Willie Nelson record "Heartland" for Willie's Across the Borderline album.

October 1992 - Dylan and Carolyn Dennis divorced.

November 3, 1992 - Good As I Been To You  released

November 15,  1992 - Dylan's performance of Mr. Tambourine Man in a W. Palm Beach, Florida festival concert will be his final solo acoustic performance as of present.  Later acoustic sets will feature at least one other musician, such as guitarist GE Smith.

January 17, 1993 - Dylan plays Bill Clinton Inaugural Concert at Lincoln Memorial, backed by Quincy Jones orchestra.  Later at the Blue Jean Bash he performs with Danko, Helm and others.

April 23, 1993 - Dylan plays New Orleans Jazzfest.

April 28, 1993 - Dylan performs "Pancho & Lefty" on Willie Nelson's "Big 6-0" television special taped at KLRU studios in Austin.

October 9, 1993  - Neil Young plays Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat in Mountain View, California on last night of Fall tour.

October 24, 1993 - Release of World Gone Wrong

November 16-17, 1993 - Filming of four acoustic shows at The Supper Club  in New York City.

November 19, 1993 - Dylan and band perform "Forever Young" on Late Night with David Letterman.

May 9-11, 1994 - Dylan records a few cover songs for tribute albums at Ardent studios in Memphis, mere weeks after Beaver Nelson records an album there with Paul Minor, Tony Scalzo and Joey Shuffield.

August 14, 1994 - Performs at Woodstock '94.

October 20, 1994 - Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young join Dylan for his encores of Rainy Day Women and Highway 61 at Roseland Ballroom.

November 17-18, 1994 - Dylan tapes MTV Unplugged

March 1 ,1995 - World Gone Wrong wins Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.

April 11, 1995 - Dylan is joined by Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and Carole King on the final date of a European tour in Dublin.

Sept. 2, 1995 - Dylan plays the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

November 18, 1995 - Dylan plays Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.


June 29, 1996 - Dylan plays Prince's Trust concert in London with The Who and Eric Clapton.

August 3, 1996 - Dylan plays an Olympics closing party in Atlanta.

Sept 1996 - Dylan nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature but does not win.

May, 1997 - On the eve of a European tour, he was hospitalized with histoplasmosis, a rare and potentially fatal infection, transmitted in bat guano, that creates swelling in the sac surrounding the heart.  He made a rapid recovery, and was back on the road by August and continued to tour through the remainder of the year.  Asked about his plans for his recovery period, Dylan said, "I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm just glad to be feeling better.  I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon."

August 1997 - bobdylan.com launched.

September 27, 1997  - Dylan and band play the World Eucharistic Congress in Rome at the behest of Pope John Paul II.  His three song set fails to honor his holiness' request for "Blowin' in the Wind."

September 30, 1997 - Time Out of Mind released

December 7, 1997 - Dylan was one of five recipients of his country's highest award for artistic excellence, the Kennedy Center Honors.

February 25, 1998 - Time Out of Mind wins 3 Grammy Awards for "Album of the Year" "Best Contemporary Folk Album" & "Best Male Contemporary Rock Vocal Performance."  Dylan performs Love Sick at the awards show and is joined onstage by uninvited "Soy Bomb" dancer, who is edited out of later DVD releases.

April 1998 - Dylan tours with Rolling Stones in South America and performs Like a Rolling Stone with them during their set.

June 5, 1999 - Charlie Sexton joins Dylan's touring band on tour with Paul Simon.

June 30, 1999 - Dylan plays Eric Clapton Benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua at Madison Square Garden.  He sings six songs backed by Eric Clapton's band and returns for the encore Bright Lights, Big City with Sheryl Crow.

October 12, 1999 - Dylan appears on Dharma & Greg sitcom.

March 25, 2000 - "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys soundtrack wins "Best Original Song" Oscar,  and Dylan and band perform at awards via satellite.   It also wins a Golden Globe.

Sept 11, 2001 - Love and Theft released, nominated for three Grammys.

February 27, 2002 - Dylan wins Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Love And Theft.  Dylan and the band perform "Cry a While" on a shadowbox style set.

July 2002 - Dylan and his touring band shoot the all-star cast film Masked and Anonymous, scripted by Dylan, starring Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Luke Wilson, Mickey Rourke, Penelope Cruz, Jeff Bridges, Val Kilmer and many more.

August 3, 2002 - Dylan plays the Newport Folk Festivalfo rthe first time since his controversial electric appearance in 1965, this time wearing a fake beard and blonde wig.


November 22, 2002 - Charlie Sexton plays final show as touring guitarist in Fairfax, VA.  The set includes Neil Young's "Old Man" and Stones "Brown Sugar," and culminates with the whole band including Bob rocking out lying on their backs on the stage.

July 12, 2003 - Dylan and band kick off an American tour

October 4, 2003 - Dylan makes guest appearance with Bruce Springsteen at Shea Stadium.

October 9, 2003 - Kicks off European tour in Helsinki

January 25, 2004 - Dylan films a Victoria's Secret ad in Venice featuring the song Love Sick.

June 23, 2004 - Dylan accepts honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland.

August 4, 2004 - Kicks off summer tour of baseball stadiums with Willie.

October 5, 2004 - Simon & Schuster publishes Dylan's autobiographical memoir Chronicles Vol. 1, which spends 19 weeks on New York Times non-fiction bestseller list, peaking at #2 in January of 2005 behind Jon Stewart's America.

December 5, 2004 - Dylan talks to 60 Minutes' Ed Bradley in his first television interview in 19 years, and appears on the Simpsons the same night.

August 30, 2005 - Live at the Gaslight 1962 released exclusively at Starbuck's.

Sept. 20, 2005 - Martin Scorsese documentary film on Dylan No Direction Home released on DVD, and double CD soundtrack album features all unreleased alternate takes of songs from the film.

October 11, 2005 - Release of North Country film soundtrack CD featuring several Dylan songs, including the newly recorded "Tell 'Ol Bill"

October 17, 2005 - Dylan begins European tour in Stockholm.

November 23, 2005 - Dylan finishes a sold out 5 night run at London's Brixton Academy with an encore of the Clash's London Calling.

November 27, 2005 - Dylan inducted into UK Music Hall of Fame.

Dec. 8, 2005 - No Direction Home nominated for two Grammys:  Compilation Soundtrack, and Long Form Music Video, and Chronicles, Vol 1 (as read by Sean Penn) nominated for Spoken Word Album.

February 9, 2006 - The Times They Are A-Changin, a musical featuring the songs of Dylan and choreographed by award-winning Broadway producer Twyla Tharp, will open in San Diego.

December 8, 2005 - No Direction Home nominated for two Grammys:  Compilation Soundtrack, and Long Form Music Video, and Chronicles, Vol 1 (as read by Sean Penn) nominated for Spoken Word Album.

December 13, 2005 - XM Satellite Radio announced that Bob Dylan will host a weekly hour-long music show that will feature an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan.  In addition, Dylan will offer regular commentary on music and other topics, host and interview special guests including other artists and will take emails from XM subscribers.  The show will debut in March 2006 on XM's Deep Tracks Channel 40.  "Songs and music have always inspired me. A lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mic," said Dylan.  "It'll be as exciting for me as it is for XM."

February 8, 2006 - Dylan's No Direction Home wins Grammy for Long Form Music Video, while Dylan and touring band are in the studio recording a new album at Clinton Studios on 10th Ave. in New York City, after rehearsing for a week in historic Poughkeepsie theatre the Bardavon.

February 9, 2006 - The Times They Are A-Changin', a musical featuring the songs of Dylan and choreographed by award-winning Broadway producer Twyla Tharp, opens in San Diego to good reviews and makes public plans for Broadway.

April 1, 2006 - Dylan and Merle Haggard begin spring tour in Reno with dates in El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas, and Jazzfest later in April.

April 6, 2006 - No Direction Home wins a Peabody Award.

April 28, 2006 - Dylan plays New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

June 29, 2006 - The Bob Dylan Show announces the third annual tour of America's minor league baseball parks beginning August 12 in Comstock Park, MI, with opening acts Jimmie Vaughan w/ Lou Ann Barton,  Junior Brown, and Elana James & The Continental Two.  Bob Dylan's first studio album since 9/11/01, entitled Modern Times, will be released on August 29th.

Sept. 7, 2006 - Bob Dylan's new album Modern Times hits number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, his first Number One album since 1976's Desire.  Read Billboard Review.

Oct 11, 2006 - Dylan and band begin tour of Northern US and Canada with Foo Fighters and Raconteurs,  debuting songs from Modern Times.

Nov. 19, 2006 - "The Times They Are A-Changin," Broadway musical has its final performance, closing to miserable reviews after 28 shows.

Dec. 6, 2006 - Dylan's widely acclaimed Modern Times album is nominated for three Grammy awards:  best contemporary folk/Americana album, best rock song "Someday Baby" and best solo rock vocal performance.

December 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 30 & 31, 2006 - Current Dylan touring guitarist Denny Freeman performs at the Continental Club in Austin.   His jazz quartet with Chris Layton, Alex Coke and Mike Flanigin is phenomenal.

February 11, 2007 - Dylan’s “Modern Times” (Columbia) picked up the Grammy award for best contemporary folk/Americana album.  His composition "Someday Baby,"  also won for solo rock vocal performance. His career Grammy haul stands at 10.

March 28, 2007 - Dylan and band begin European tour in Stockholm.  He purchased a home in the Highlands of Scotland in January.

May 15, 2007 - Austin City Limits Festival announces Dylan and band will headline ACL Fest Sept. 16.
 

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