Something Is Happening

Bob Dylan 1965

 

by

 

Olof Björner

 

A summary of recording & concert activities,

releases, tapes & books.

 

 

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CONTENTS

 

1      INTRODUCTION

2      THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

3      CALENDAR

4      CONCERTS 1965

4.1       Solo concerts

4.2       Concerts with backing

5      RECORDINGS

6      BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

7      HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED

8      DONT LOOK BACK

9      SONGS 1965

10        SOURCES

11        SUGGESTED READINGS

11.1     General background

11.2     Books about 1965

11.3     Article compilations

11.4     Selected articles

 


1             INTRODUCTION

Bob Dylan goes electric and the tempo in his career and life accelerates: two outstanding albums in one year, two major tours, one film, the end of the folk music era at Newport. On top of that he is during the whole of this year constantly writing on his book Tarantula. He meets Sara Lowndes and they marry in November.

 

2             THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

 

 

3             CALENDAR

 

January

Sing Out! publishes a prose piece that is taken from a book called Walk Down Crooked Highway later to be Tarantula.

January

Robert Shelton interviews Dylan for Cavalier magazine.

13-15 January

Recording of Bringing It All Back Home.

17 February

Les Crane TV Show.

March

The Maura Davies interview for Cavalier, concentrating on his tie and it's importance for his song-writing.

March

Dylan again tours with Joan Baez.

14 March

Daniel Kramer photographs Dylan and Sara Lowndes at Albert Grossman's cabin in Woodstock. One shot is later included in Kramer's book about Dylan.

22 March

Release of Bringing It All Back Home.

Late March

Paul Jay Robbins from the L.A. Free Press interviews Dylan. One of the few interviews from this period that are serious through out.

April

Release of single Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me. In US this single spent 8 weeks at the charts, peaking at a modest #39. It fared a little better in England where it spent 9 weeks in Top 50, peaking at #9.

26 April

Dylan arrives to London for his English tour.

8 May

Shooting of the promotional film for Subterranean Homesick Blues at the side of Savoy Hotel in London. "Actors" in the background are Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. The cards are painted by Alan Price and Joan Baez

10 May

Last show in Royal Albert Hall in London.

12 May

Laurie Henshaw from Disc and Music Echo interviews Dylan.

Mid May

Vacation in Portugal with Sara Lowndes.

1 June

Recording of two BBC shows.

2 June

Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes leaves England.

15-16 June

Recording of Highway 61 Revisited starts in New York.

20 July

Release of single Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden. First hit single, peaked at #2 in the US with a total of 12 weeks. In England it reached #4, also 12 weeks in the Top 50.

24 July

Dylan performs All I Really Wanna Do at the afternoon workshop on the first day of the Newport Folk Festival.

25 July

Famous live electric debut with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The historic event is included in the film called Festival. This year's programme contains a new prose piece by Dylan called Off The Top Of My Head.

29 July – 4 August

Completion of Highway 61 Revisited.

 

28 August

The fall tour starts with a concert at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. Dylan plays the first set solo and is backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set is kept through out the fall and during the 1966 World tour.

 

30 August

Release of Highway 61 Revisited.

 

September

Release of single Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window/From A Buick 6. Withdrawn.

 

7 September

Release of single Positively 4th Street/From A Buick 6. This single reached #7 and was listed for 7 weeks. In UK it spent three months at Top 50, reaching $8.

 

15 September

Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper decides not to continue touring and are replaced by Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, thus re-uniting the Hawks.

 

22 November

In the midst of the extensive fall tour Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes gets married at a private ceremony in New York. The wedding is kept secret for a long time.

 

26 November

Joseph Haas from the Chicago Daily News interviews Dylan.

 

30 November

Release of single Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window/Highway 61 Revisited.

 

3 December

San Francisco press conference at the KQED studios, hosted by Ralph Gleason and with Allen Ginsberg in the audience.

 

16 December

Los Angeles press conference.

 

 

 

4             CONCERTS 1965

 

Here’s an incomplete list of live appearances in 1965, J means that a recording has survived.

4.1       Solo concerts

 

February

 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

State College

 

 

10

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers Gymnasium, The State College

 

 

12

Troy, New York

Troy Armory

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

5

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Convention Hall with Joan Baez

 

 

6

New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven Arena with Joan Baez

 

 

12

Cincinnati, Ohio

Taft Theater

 

 

 

Trenton, New Jersey

 

 

 

 

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University

 

 

 

Newark, New Jersey

Symphony Hall, Mosque Theater

 

 

 

Buffalo, New York

 

 

 

21

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Capitol Theatre with Joan Baez

 

 

24

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

two shows with Joan Baez

 

 

27

Santa Monica, California

Civic Auditorium

J

 

28

Berkeley, California

Berkeley Community Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

3

Berkeley, California

Berkeley Community Theater

 

 

 

Seattle

 

 

 

9

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Queen Elizabeth Theater

 

 

23

Portland, Oregon

Public Auditorium

 

 

30

Sheffield, England

The Oval, City Hall

J

 

 

 

 

 

May

1

Liverpool, England

Odeon

J

 

2

Leicester, England

DeMontfort Hall

J

 

5

Birmingham, England

Town Hall

 

 

6

Newcastle, England

City Hall

J

 

7

Manchester, England

Free Trade Hall

J

 

9

London, England

Royal Albert Hall

J

 

10

London, England

Royal Albert Hall

J

 

 

 

 

 

July

24

Newport, New York

Newport Folk Festival                        

J

 

Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Bob Dylan and Joan Baez New Haven Arena Concert Poster  Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Bob Dylan Taft Theater Concert Poster Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan Concert Poster  

 

4.2       Concerts with backing

 

July

26

Newport, New York

Newport Folk Festival

J

 

 

 

 

 

August

28

New York City, New York

Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

J

 

 

 

 

 

September

3

Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Bowl

J

 

24

Austin, Texas

Austin Municipal Auditorium

 

 

25

Dallas, Texas

Southern Methodist University Coliseum

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

1

New York City, New York

Carnegie Hall

 

 

2

Newark, New Jersey

Symphony Hall, Mosque Theater

 

 

 

Baltimore, Maryland

Civic Center

 

 

8

Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville Civic Coliseum

 

 

9

Atlanta, Georgia

City Auditorium

 

 

16

Worcester, Massachusetts

Memorial Auditorium

 

 

 

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University

 

 

22

Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Auditorium

 

 

23

Burlington, Vermont

UVM Patrick Gymnasium

 

 

24

Detroit, Michigan

The Masonic Auditorium

 

 

29

Boston, Massachusetts

Back Bay Theater

 

 

30

Hartfort, Connecticut

Bushnell Memorial Auditorium

 

 

31

Boston, Massachusetts

Back Bay Theater

 

 

 

Madison, Wisconsin

Orpheum Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

5

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Auditorium

 

 

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Antioch College

 

 

12

Cleveland, Ohio

Music Hall

 

 

14

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Massey Hall

 

 

15

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Massey Hall

 

 

18

Cincinnati, Ohio

Music Hall

 

 

19

Columbus, Ohio

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

 

 

20

Buffalo, New York

Kleinhans Music Hall

 

 

21

Syracuse, New York

Onondaga County War Memorial

 

 

26

Chicago, Illinois

Arie Crown Theater

J

 

27

Chicago, Illinois

Arie Crown Theater

 

 

28

Washington, DC

Washington Coliseum

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

1

Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

3

Berkeley, California

Community Theater

 

 

4

Berkeley, California

Community Theater

J

 

5

San Francisco, California

Masonic Memorial Auditorium

 

 

7

Long Beach, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

8

Santa Monica, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

9

Pasadena, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

10

San Diego, California

Community Concourse Theater

 

 

11

San Francisco, California

Masonic Memorial

 

 

12

San Jose, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

18

Pasadena, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

19

Santa Monica, California

Civic Auditorium

 

 

Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Beskrivning: Bob Dylan Vets Memorial Concert Poster

 

For details about existing tapes please refer to the corresponding session pages in Still On The Road.

 

5             RECORDINGS

 

Here’s a list of other known recordings from 1965. For details please refer to the corresponding session pages in Still On The Road.

 

13 January

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The first Bringing It All Back Home recording session, produced by Tom Wilson.

14 January

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The second Bringing It All Back Home recording session, produced by Tom Wilson.

15 January

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The third and last Bringing It All Back Home recording session, produced by Tom Wilson.

17 February

WABC TV Studios, New York City, New York
Les Crane Show.

26 April

Press Conference Room, London Airport, London, England
Short interview. From the film Dont Look Back.

27 April

Savoy Hotel, London, England
Interview by Jack DeManio.

27 April

Savoy Hotel, London, England
Press conference. From the film Dont Look Back.

3 or 4 May

A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London, England
Jamming with JoanBaez. From the film Dont Look Back.

5 May

Town Hall. Birmingham, England
Backstage before concert.. From the film Dont Look Back.

6 May

A Hotel Room, Newcastle, England
Jamming with Alan Price. From the film Dont Look Back.

7 May

Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
Soundcheck before concert. From the film Dont Look Back.

8 May

A Hotel Room, Savoy Hotel, London, England
With Donovan and others. From the film Dont Look Back.

9 May

A Restuarant, Royal Albert Hall, London England
Interview by Horace Judson from Time Magazine.

9 May

Royal Albert Hall, London England
Soundcheck before concert.. From the film Dont Look Back.

12 May

Levy's Recording Studio, London England

Recording of messages for  Levy’s Sales Convention.

1 June

BBC Studios, London England
Recording of two TV shows.

15 June

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The first Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Tom Wilson.

16 June

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The second Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Tom Wilson.

25 July

Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island
Soundcheck before concert

29 July

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The third Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston.

30 July

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The fourth Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston.

2 August

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The fifth Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston.

4 August

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The sixth and last Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston.

5 October

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The first Blonde On Blonde session, produced by Bob Johnston.

24 October

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Interview by Allen Stone.

October - November

Columbia Office, New York City, New York
Nat Hentoff interview for Playboy Magazine.

30 November

Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
The second Blonde On Blonde session, produced by Bob Johnston.

3 December

KQED-TV Studios, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Press Conference.

17 December

Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Press Conference.

 

6             BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

This album was released March 22, 1965 and on CD May 1987. Approximately 47 minutes. In some European countries this album was titled Subterranean Homesick Blues.

It was listed on the charts in US for 43 weeks, at best reaching #6. In UK it managed to reach #1 for one week, and a total of 23 weeks in Top 10.

Bringing It All Back Home was recorded during three sessions in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, New York.

 

Date

Song

# of

take released on

 

 

takes

BIABH

Biogr.

Boot S.

13 January

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

3

 

 

 

 

I'll Keep It With Mine

1

 

1

 

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

1

 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

2

 

 

 

 

She Belongs To Me

2

 

 

 

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues

1

 

 

1

 

Sitting On A Barbed-Wire Fence

1

 

 

 

 

On The Road Again

1

 

 

 

 

Farewell Angelina

1

 

 

1

 

If You Gotta Go, Go Now

2

 

 

 

 

You Don't Have To Do That

 

 

 

 

 

Outlaw Blues

2

 

 

 

14 January

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

4

2

 

 

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues

4

3

 

 

 

Outlaw Blues

4

4

 

 

 

She Belongs To Me

3

2

 

 

 

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

3

1

 

 

 

On The Road Again

4

 

 

 

 

I'll Keep It With Mine

1

 

 

 

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

1

 

 

 

15 January

Maggie's Farm

1

1

 

 

 

On The Road Again

12

12

 

 

 

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

2

2

 

 

 

Gates Of Eden

1

1

 

 

 

Mr. Tambourine Man

6

6

 

 

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

1

1

 

 

 

If You Gotta Go, Go Now

4

 

 

 

 

The album track by track

Song

single

official live

Subterranean Homesick Blues

April '65

 

She Belongs To Me

April '65

Selfportrait

Maggie's Farm

 

Real Live
Hard Rain
At Budokan

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

 

At Budokan

Outlaw Blues

 

 

On The Road Again

 

 

Mr Tambourine Man

 

At Budokan
Bangla Desh

Gates Of Eden

July '65

 

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

 

At Budokan
Before The Flood

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

 

Biograph

 

 

Biograph - London, England, 1966.

Selfportrait - Isle Of Wight, 1969.

Bangla Desh - The benefit concert in Madison Square Garden, 1971.

Before The Flood - Tour with The Band, 1974.

Hard Rain - 2nd Rolling Thunder Revue, 1976.

At Budokan - Far East Leg of World Tour, 1978.

Real Live - Tour of Europe, 1984.

Live history

Outlaw Blues and On The Road Again have never been played live.

Subterrenean Homesick Blues was the regular opener at thestart of the Never-Ending Tour in 1988 and was last heard in January 1991.

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream was played at the four shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in October 1988.

All the other songs are part of Dylan’s standard repertoire.

 

7             HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED

This album was released August 30, 1965 and on CD 1984. Approximately 51 minutes.

It was listed on the charts in US for 47 weeks, at best reaching #3. In UK it peaked at #4 and spent a total of 12 weeks in Top 10.

Highway 61 Revisited  was recorded during six sessions in Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, New York. The producer for the June sessions was TomWilson. He was replaced by Bob Johnston for the last four sessions.

 

Date

Song

# of

take # released on

 

 

takes

H61R

Single

Boot S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 June

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

11

 

 

13

 

Sitting On A Barbed-Wire Fence

6

 

 

6

 

Like A Rolling Stone

5

 

 

1

16 June

Like A Rolling Stone [1]

15

4

 

 

29 July

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

7

7

 

 

 

Tombstone Blues

11

 

 

 

 

Positively 4th Street

10

 

10

 

30 July

From A Buick 6

4

4

 

 

 

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? [2]

22

 

22

 

 

Desolation Row

1

 

 

 

2 August

Highway 61 Revisited

10

10

 

 

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

16

16

 

 

 

Queen Jane Approximately

7

7

 

 

 

Ballad Of A Thin Man

4

3

 

 

 

Desolation Row

5

 

 

 

4 August

Desolation Row

8

6+7

 

 

 

The album track by track [3]

Song

single

official live

Like A Rolling Stone

20 July

Selfportrait
Before The Flood
At Budokan

Tombstone Blues

 

Real Live

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

 

Bangla Desh

From A Buick 6

7 Sept

 

Ballad Of A Thin Man

 

Before The Flood
At Budokan
Real Live

Queen Jane Approximately

1966

Dylan & The Dead

Highway 61 Revisited

Dec. '65

Before The Flood
Real Live

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

 

Masterpieces

Desolation Row

 

 

 

Masterpieces - Liverpool, England, 1966

Selfportrait - Isle Of Wight, 1969

Bangla Desh - The benefit concert in Madison Square Garden, 1971.

Before The Flood - Tour With The Band, 1974

At Budokan - Far East Leg of World Tour, 1978.

Real Live - Tour of Europe, 1984.

Dylan & The Dead - Mini-tour with The Grateful Dead, 1987.

 

Live history

 

All songs on Highway 61 Revisited have been performed live, and with the exception of From A Buick 6 which was last performed live during the fall tour 1965, there are still part of the standard song repertoire.

 

8             DONT LOOK BACK

Dont Look Back was filmed in England April-May 1965 during Dylan's tour there. It was produced by D.A. Pennebaker and premiered at the Presido Theater in San Francisco on May 17, 1967. On September 6 of that year it opened in New York City at the 34th Street Theater.

It is now available as commercial video, Virgin Music Video, runs about 96 minutes and features Joan Baez, Alan Price, Donovan, Albert Grossman and Bob Neuwirth. An extended version with an alternative Subterrenean Homesick Blues video, shot in a park in London and five new audio tracks was released on DVD January 2000. Assistant producer was Howard Alk who was to be co-editor with Dylan on his next film "Eat The Document" in 1966.

Dont Look Back documents Dylan's tour of England back-stage, on stage and off stage. It is filmed in black and white.

 

Contents

Press conference at London Airport

26 April

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Studio, 14 January

She Belongs To Me

Backstage, Royal Albert Hall, 9 May

All I Really Want To Do

Live, London, 9 May

Press Conference at Savoy Hotel, London

27 April

Maggie's Farm

Studio version, 14 January

Only A Pawn In Their Game

Silas Mages's Farm, 6 July 1963

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Live, Sheffield, 30 April

To Ramona

Live, Sheffield, 30 April

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Live, Liverpool, 1 May

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Studio, 24 October 1963

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Live, Leicester, 2 May

Percy's Song [sung by Joan Baez]

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word [sung by Joan Baez]

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

Family Reunion [sung by Joan Baez]

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

Lost Highway

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [sung by Joan Baez]

Savoy Hotel, London, 3 or 4 May

Leaning On A Landpost [sung by Alan Price]

Hotel room in Newcastle, 6 May

Little Things [sung by Alan Price]

Hotel room in Newcastle, 6 May

Here Comes The Night [sung by Joan Baez]

Hotel room in Newcastle, 6 May

Little Things

Hotel room in Newcastle, 6 May

Interview by Terry Ellis, "the science student"

Backstage, Newcastle City Hall 6 May

Meeting with the High Sheriff's Lady"

Backstage, Newcastle City Hall 6 May

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Live, Newcastle, 6 May

Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do? [Donovan off record]

Savoy Hotel, London, 8 May

To Sing For You [sung by Donovan]

Savoy Hotel, London, 8 May

"Who Threw The Glass In The Street?"

Savoy Hotel, London, 8 May

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Savoy Hotel, London, 8 May

Horace Judson (Time) Interview

Royal Albert Hall, London, 8 May

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Live, London, 9 May

Talking World War III Blues

Live, London, 9 May

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Live, London, 9 May

Gates Of Eden

Live, London, 9 May

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Live, London, 9 May

 

Extra audio tracks included on DVD release:

To Ramona

Dated as Sheffield 4 May in the DVD insert. There was no concert in Sheffield that day, but on 30 April. The track is however definitely not from Sheffield but probably from Newcastle 6 May.

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Dated as Newcastle 6 May in the DVD insert, but is actually from Sheffield 30 April.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

London 10 May

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

London 10 May

It Ain’t Me, Babe

London 10 May

 

All tracks are complete. The songs from 10 May are heard for the first time here.

 

9             SONGS 1965

 

January

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

 

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

 

Maggie's Farm

 

On The Road Again

 

Outlaw Blues [4]

 

She Belongs To Me

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues

March

Farewell Angelina

 

Love Is Just A Four Letter Word [5]

June

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window

 

From A Buick 6

 

Jet Pilot [6]

 

Like A Rolling Stone

 

Phantom Engineer [7]

 

Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence [8]

July

Ballad Of A Thin Man

 

Desolation Row

 

Highway 61 Revisited

 

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

 

Positively 4th Street

 

Queen Jane Approximately

 

Tombstone Blues

November

I Wanna Be Your Lover

 

Long Distance Operator [9]

 

Medicine Sunday [10]

 

Freeze Out [11]

 

10             SOURCES

 

Tim Dunn

I Just Write 'Em As They Come. An Annotated Guide to the Writings of Bob Dylan. A Not-A-Ces Publishing Venture 1990

Glen Dundas

Tangled Up In Tapes — 4th Edition

A Recording History of Bob Dylan

SMA Services, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 1999. Softcover 334 pages.

John Baldwin

The fiddler now upspoke, Volumes 1–5

A collection of Bob Dylan interviews and press conferences.

Desolation Row Promotions, 1995.

Clinton Heylin

A Life In Stolen Moments.

Bob Dylan Day By Day 1941-1995.

Schirmer Books 1996, 404 pages.

Clinton Heylin

Bob Dylan, The Recording Sessions 1960-1994

St. Martin's Press, 1995, 233 pages.

Michael Krogsgaard

Positively Bob Dylan

A Thirty-Year Discography, Concert & Record Session Guide 1960-1991.

Popular Culture, Ink. 1991. 500 pages

Michael Krogsgaard

Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 1).
The Telegraph #52, Summer 1995, pp. 128–129.

 

11             SUGGESTED READINGS

11.1       General background

James Ensor & Bob Dylan

The Superhuman Crew
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 1999, 32 pages.
The James Ensor painting Christ’s Entry in Brussels from 1889 juxtaposed to the lyrics of Desolation Row. This book comes with a one-track CD.

Michael Gray

Song & Dance Man III. The Art Of Bob Dylan

Cassell 1999. Hardback 918 pages (!!)

Levon Helm

This Wheel's On Fire.
Levon Helm and the story of The Band. William Morrow, 320 pages.

Clinton Heylin

Behind The Shades. A Biography. Summit Books 1991, 500 pages.

Barney Hoskyns

Across The Great Divide. The Band and America.Viking, 440 pages

Anthony Scaduto

Bob Dylan. An intimate biography. New American Library 1973

Robert Shelton

No Direction Home. The Life and Music of Bob Dylan.
New American Library 1986.

Robert Witting

Orpheus Revisited: A Celebration Of Highway 61 Revisited.
Exploding Rooster Books 1995, 108 pages.

 

11.2       Books about 1965

Chris Cooper

The Circus Is In Town. 1985.

Daniel Kramer

Bob Dylan. Citadel Press (hardback) or Pocket Books.
Great photo book from 1964-1965.

D.A. Pennebaker

Dont Look Back. Ballantine Books 1968

 

11.3       Article compilations

Carl Benson (ed)

The Bob Dylan Companion — Four Decades of Commentary.

Schirmer Books, New York 1998. Softcover 306 pages.

Craig McGregor (ed)

Bob Dylan. A Retrospective.

William Morrow 1972

Stephen Pickering

A Commemoration. 1971.

Stephen Pickering

Praxis: One. 1972.

Elizabeth M. Thomson (ed)

Conclusions On The Wall. New Essays On Bob Dylan.

Thin Man 1980.

 

11.4       Selected articles

A Chat with Al Aronowitz – Derek Barker, Isis #81

A Chat with D.A: Pennebaker – Derek Barker, Isis #79

A Conversation with Tony Glover – by Glen Dundas, On The Tracks #2 (Fall/Winter 1993)

A gallery of unpublished 1965 photos (plus short interview) – The Telegraph 51 (Summer 1995)

A Lot Is In My Head – interview in Occasionally #4

Al Kooper on Highway 61 Revisited – The Telegraph 47 (Winter 1993)

Austin Interview, 1965 – in Positively Tie Dream

BBC TV Shows 1965: Photos! – The Telegraph 39 (Summer 1991)

Blonde On Blonde – article by Stephen Pickering in Stephen Pickering: A Commemoration

Bob and The Bluesbreakers?  – John Bauldie, The Telegraph #36

Bob Dylan '65: Meeting "The Press" – interview  in Rolling Stone Rock 'n' Reader

Bob Dylan as Bob Dylan – Paul J Robbins interview in Stephen Pickering: A Commemoration

Bob Dylan's Publications in Broadside Magazine 1962-1965 – article by David Pichaske in The Telegraph #20

Daniel Kramer Interview – by Marjorie Kaufman, On The Tracks #6 (Vol. 3, No 2)

Desolation Row – Homer, the Slut #2

Edith (Edie) Mintburn Sedgwick – by Ben Cruikshank, Isis #64

Eye To Eye – A Conversation With D.A. Pennebaker in The Telegraph #26

Highway 61 Revisited – article by Roger Ford in The Bridge #7

Hotel Blues: Robin Denselow's encounter with Dylan at the Savoy – The Telegraph 54 (Spring 1996)

Interview: Al Kooper – The Telegraph 37 (Winter 1990)

Interview: Anthea Joseph – The Telegraph 38 (Spring 1991)

Interview: Harvey Brooks – The Telegraph 47 (Winter 1993)

Interview: Ken Pitt, Dylan's press man in England. 1964-1966 – The Telegraph 46 (Autumn 1993)

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – Homer, the Slut #10

Jack de Manio Interview 1965 – Occasionally #1

London Press Conference 1965 – in The Circus Is In Town

Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Homer, the Slut #6

Minneapolis Auditorium 1965 – article in Occasionally #5

Newport ’65. The Saturday Afternoon Workshops – by Ed Grazda, On The Tracks #13 (Spring 1998)

Rick Danko Interview – by Marjorie Kaufman, On The Tracks #10 (Spring 1997)

Rick Danko Interview – by Tony Norman, On The Tracks #16 (Spring 1999)

Sheffield Interview 1965 – in The Circus Is In Town

Tarantula – a perspective article by Elia Katz in Stephen Pickering: Praxis: One

Tarantula: A Question Of Interpreting – article by Stephen Pickering in A Commemoration

The Complete 1965 Los Angeles Free Press Interview – On The Tracks #9 (Winter 1996)

The D.A. Pennebaker Interview – in The Telegraph #16

The Laurie Henshaw Interview 1965 – in The Circus Is In Town

The March 1965 New Buffalo Consolidated High School Interview with Bob Dylan – by Maura Davis, On The Tracks #16 (Spring 1999)

The March 1965 Press Conference – in Occasionally #5

The Memoirs of Michael Bloomfield – The Telegraph 47 (Winter 1993)

The Story Of DCC's Golden Highway 61 Revisited CD – The Telegraph 44 (Winter 1992)

The Teen Scene Interview 1965 – in The Circus Is In Town

The Wanted Man Interview: Robert Shelton – The Telegraph 54 (Spring 1996)

Thin Wild Mercury Sounds On Tyneside - Bob Dylan in Newcastle 1965 & 1966 – by Terry Kelly, The Bridge No. 1. Summer 1998

Unreleased Tarantula-Released! – article by Stephen Pickering in Talkin' Bob Zimmerman Blues #5

Walking Like Rimbaud – by C.P. Lee, Isis #80

What Do You Want Me To Say? – Ralph J. Gleason in Rolling Stone Interviews Vol 2

 

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[1] Parts of take 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15  released on Highway 61 Interactive.

[2] Take 22  mistakenly released as Positively Fourth Street on single September 1965

[3] Note that the tracks are arranged in the order they were actually recorded!

[4] An earlier version of this song is California.

[5] No known recording with Bob Dylan. Presumably written for Joan Baez. Covered by Joan Baez on a number of albums, both studio and live. The version on "Any Day Now" has an unpublished extra verse, which may be written by Bob Dylan.

[6] Original title was Pilot Eyes.

[7] The working title for an early version of It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry.

[8] Considered for release on Biograph.

[9] Performed live late in 1965, e.g. in Chicago, November 26. Recorded “in the basement”, 1967.

[10] Circulating version is incomplete. It is generally thought to be an early version of Temporary Like Achilles. Considered for release on Biograph.

[11] Also Seems Like A Freeze Out - working titles for Visions Of Johanna