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March 22: Bob Dylan Letterman rehearsal 1984 (video)




bob dylan letterman rehearsal 1984

With this band, one thinks, Dylan could have set the world on fire again.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

Here are the full video from the rehearsal.

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984
Rehearsals

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Justin Poskin (guitar)
  • Tony Marsico (bass)
  • Chalo Quintana (drums)

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March 14: Bob Dylan recorded “Shooting Star” in 1989





bob dylan shooting star

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you
You were trying to break into another world
A world I never knew
I always kind of wondered
If you ever made it through
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you

“Shooting star” was his first album closer since “Every Grain of Sand” to share that slightly somnambulant feel, a gorgeous melody, caressed vocal and an abiding conviction that there are two kinds of people, good (i.e. saved) and lost people.
~Clinton Heylin (Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, . 1974-2008)

This was the 6th “Oh Mercy” recording session, and Dylan also landed another master: “Everything Is Broken”.

The Studio
New Orleans, Louisiana
14 or 15 March 1989
6th Oh Mercy recording session, produced by Daniel Lanois

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March 6: Ben Keith Was Born in 1937 – Here Playing With Bob Dylan on “Wallflower” (audio)

Ben Keith performs at The Cutting Room on July 19, 2007 in New York City

Bennett Keith Schaeufele (March 6, 1937 – July 26, 2010), better known by his stage name Ben Keith, was an American musician and record producer. Known primarily for his work as a pedal steel guitarist with Neil Young, Keith was a fixture of the Nashville country music community in the 1950s and 1960s before working with numerous successful rock, country and pop artists as both a producer and versatile, multi-instrumentalist sideman for over four decades.

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March 6: David Gilmour was born in 1946 – here playing Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone




David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968, effectively as a replacement for founder Syd Barrett, who left the band shortly afterwards.

Pink Floyd achieved international success with the albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; it was estimated that by 2012 the band had sold over 250 million records. Following the departure of Roger Waters, David Gilmour assumed leadership of Pink Floyd in 1985.

David Gilmour talks about his early musical influences, being given a Bob Dylan album from his parents, and learning to sing and play guitar:

David Gilmour – Like a Rolling Stone (demo 1983, audio):

– Hallgeir




March 03: Bob Dylan Westinghouse Studios 1963





bob dylan 1963

Westinghouse Studios
New York City, New York
3 March 1963
Folk songs and more folk songs

Broadcast in the program “Folk songs and more folk songs” on Westinghouse TV stations in May 1963.

  1. Blowin’ In The Wind
    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
    Before they’re forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    The answer is blowin’ in the wind
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