June 1970 - Release of 10th Album, Self Portrait
October 1970 - Release of 11th Album, New Morning
- Earl Scruggs TV Show - Carmel, New York
** 2 songs (5m)
East Virginia blues/Nashville skyline rag
Bob almost lost in the crowd at the Scruggs family sing-along. The sound
is fairly muddy, and there is a commentary over "Nashville skyline rag".
A Concert for Bangladesh
4 songs (20m)
Hard rain/It takes a lot to laugh/Blowin' in the wind/Just like a woman
George Harrison introduces Dylan in his first major public appearance since
the Isle of Wight in 1969.
A short fragment of 'If not for you' from previous days rehearsal
is also included in the official movie.
Allen Ginsberg & Friends
- Channel 13 PBS TV New York
4 songs (35m)
Nurses song/September on Jessore Road/A Dream/Mantra
Dylan helps out in Ginsberg's backing band for this show. An audio copy
is available for the dedicated.
- Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
- ****4+ songs (1h 20m)
Billy (1,4 & 7)/Knockin' on heaven's door/Various instrumentals
Sam Peckinpah's film is now available in two versions. The studio cut
and his. For some reason the latter, although the better film, omits Knockin'
on heaven's door. Having been re-edited once already, I suppose the
possibility of more clips from the cutting room floor can't be ruled out.
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July 1973 - Release of 12th Album, Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
November 1973 - Release of 13th Album, Dylan
January 1974 - Release of 14th Album, Planet Waves
- WNBC TV News
Media coverage of the 1974 tour was banned and was only breached once, so
far as we know, at the Nassau Collessium, New York when WNBC filmed a section
of the acoustic set on 28 or 29 January. This was shown at least three times
though I'm not aware of it circulating today.
film record of the 1974 tour available is fairly poor 8mm dubbed audience
film (around 20 minutes worth from a variety of shows).
There was a documentary called 'Cathode Ray Theatre' shown that year
- but I don't know what footage it included.
June 1974 - Release of 15th Album, Before The Flood
January 1975 - Release of 16th Album, Blood on the Tracks
June 1975 - Release of 17th Album, The Basement Tapes
- The John
- **** 3 songs (20m)
Hurricane/Oh sister/Simple twist of fate
The Rolling Thunder team appear in a televised tribute to the man who "discovered"
- Renaldo and Clara
- ***** - 12+ songs (4h)
When I paint my masterpiece/Isis/Hard rain/It ain't me, babe/Heaven's
door/Romance in durango/It takes a lot to laugh/One more cup of coffee/Sara/Never
let me go/Tangled up in blue/Just like a woman
Bob's four hour epic contains nearly one hour of Rolling Thunder concert
footage and 3 hours of improvised scenes which you'll love or loathe. Also
released to the cinema in a two hour version.
- Clinton, New Jersey Correctional Institute - TV News
*** 3 songs (10m)
Hurricane/Blowin' in the wind/Knockin' on heaven's door
The only TV news clips of the Rolling Thunder tour as the band visits
Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter for a prison concert. Includes some nice clips
and interviews with Carter.
January 1976 - Release of 18th Album, Desire
****10 songs (1h)
Mr Tambourine man/The times they are a-changin'/St Augustine/When I paint
my masterpiece/Like a rolling stone/Isis/Just like a woman/Knockin' on heaven's
door/Lay lady lay/Blowin' in the wind
Taped for Midnight Special TV show but never shown. Also features two songs
by Joan Baez, if you like that sort of thing.
- Hard Rain
- NBC-TV, Fort Collins, Colorado
*****11 songs (1h)
Hard rain/Blowin' in the wind/Railroad boy/Deportees/I pity the poor
immigrant/Shelter from the storm/ Maggie's farm/One too many mornings/ Mozambique/
Idiot wind/Knockin' on heaven's door
shown on US TV in preference to Clearwater, and it's easy to see why. Dylan
fairly burns his way through the songs.
September 1976 - Release of 19th Album, Hard Rain
- The Last
- *****3 songs (12m)
Forever young/Baby let me follow you down/I shall be released
Three songs from The Band's valedictory, with Dylan leading the ensemble
in the final song.
The end of an era? In some ways, but also the start of another..
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March 1977 - Sara files for divorce.
- Tokyo - TV news clip - (1m)
News clip of Dylan's arrival at the airport and extracts from the subsequent
press conference. Includes a short clip from the Tokyo Budokan gig.
- Sydney - ATN-7 news clip - (1m)
Airport arrival and brief press question broadcast on 'Willesee at
- Los Angeles - TV news clips
**3 songs (10m)
Maggie's farm(i)/I don't believe you(f)/Like a rolling stone
My copy has a couple of sound/picture drop-outs, but is generally OK. The
cameraman is some way from the stage and therefore we don't get too close
to Dylan. we get about 3 minutes of 'Maggie's Farm', 30 seconds of
'I don't believe you' and 5:40 of 'Rolling stone'
June 1978 - Release of 20th Album, Street Legal
- London - TV news clips
*** 3 songs (i) (10m)
Love her with a feeling/Baby stop crying/Mr Tambourine man
Fragmented shaky clips of Dylan's historic return to the UK. Most of the
10 minutes is audience interviews and footage of the queues (this was a
big media story at the time).
- Dortmund - TV news clips
** 2 songs (6m)
Baby stop crying (i)/She's love crazy (f)
Three news reports of the Dortmund concert, all carrying similar minute
long clips of "Baby stop crying". Besides being very short (30s),
the "Love crazy" clip has a commentator talking over most of it.
Footage (15s) of Dylan boarding a bus is also included.
- Berlin - TV news clips - ** (3m)
Short news story of Bob arriving in Berlin by train for his gig there. Bob,
looking cool in his shades and waistcoat, isn't exactly chatty, but doesn't
seem to mind the attention too much on this occassion.
23/6/78 - Rotterdam - Cinema news
Love her with a feeling/Mr. Tambourine Man/Shelter from the storm
Clips from 3 songs shown (though these could actually be from Berlin?) Newsreel
for Dutch cinemas.
- Paris - TV news clips *** 2 songs (2m)
Changing of the guard(f)/The times they are a-changin'(f) Good clips.
Good sound and the camera getting close to Dylan. Unfortunately, very short
and the "Times" clip is just the closing instrumental, but Bob looks
like he's really enjoying himself!
- Sweden - TV news clips
A pissed off Dylan fends off reporters asking predictable questions at Landvetter
Airport, Gothenburg. A transcript of these 'interviews' is available at
Crumb Sins site.
- Augusta - TV news clips
** 2 songs(f) (7m or 30s)
Forever young/Changing of the guard
About twenty seconds of the Augusta gig are included in this profile of
Dylan by ABC's Bob Brown. A further hour is rumoured to exist. Some clips
from the film could be from the following night at Portland as that's where
some of the audience interviews are from. Also includes 30s sound check
footage (without Dylan) and clips from a Mike Porco interview and Renaldo
- New York - TV news clips -
* 1 song (1m)
A fragment of "Forever Young". Short, distant and not too clear.
However, as with Augusta, further film is rumoured to exist.
31/10/78 - St Paul - 1 song (40s)
Another rumour, this time of a fragment from Minnesota.
- documentary film -
*** - 3 songs (15m)
Mr Tambourine man/Masters of war/Changing of the Guard
The best available film from 1978 to date. This is also known as the "Film
for Rome" (as shot by Italian crew).
'Tambourine' and 'Masters' have resurfaced in perfect quality
in a 5/91 documentary 'Notte Rock Rai TV "Pegaso" TV special'
April 1979 - Release of 21st Album, At Budokan
August 1979 - Release of 22nd Album, Slow Train Coming
Night Live -
**** 3 songs (15m)
Gotta serve somebody/When you gonna wake up/I believe in you
A born-again Dylan appears on network TV to spread the word. He doesn't
look like he's enjoying himself, but the performance is fine.