Today, 53 years ago, Bob Dylan and The Band member, Robbie Robertson were filmed together in a hotel room in Glasgow, Scotland, singing together. This event took place during Dylan’s world tour and the footage eventually turned up in the ‘Eat The Document’ film. Originally edited by Dylan himself and commissioned for ABC’s ‘Stage ’66’, the network rejected the footage due to it being ‘incomprehensible for a mainstream audience’. Listen to the full recording of Robertson and Dylan’s jamming session below. Note that the video footage has been wrongfully titled “BOB DYLAN LIVE JAMMING IN A FANS BEDROOM 1966” when it is, in fact, footage from the event taking place in Glasgow.
Amongst The Myriad
The Raconteurs have released the official video for their latest track, ‘Help Me Stranger’. This will be the latest taken from their album in 11 years following ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’. The music video consists of scenes of the band playing together in a phone booth and White discovering an abandoned baby outside a strange building. Visual effects specialist, Yasuhiko Shimizu directed the video in Kimitsu, Japan. The band will join The Strokes and Interpol at London’s All Points East Festival where they will introduce the record to the UK for the first time before undertaking a short European tour (see dates below).
25 – All Points East, London, UK
26 – Olympia, Paris, France
27 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
28 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
30 – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
31 – Heartland Festival, Kvaerndrup, Denmark
1 – Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Legal counsel for Woodstock 50 released a statement saying, “This confirms that Woodstock 50 is proceeding with the planning and production of the festival, Dentsu has no legal right or ability to cancel it. All stakeholders, including the entertainers, should proceed with the understanding that the event will take place as planned and if they have any questions, they should reach out directly.” Despite Dentsu, Woodstock 50’s financier, announcing that the festival was cancelled yesterday, Michael Lang, co-founder of Woodstock, vows that the 50th anniversary will take place. Dentsu has declined to respond.
Yesterday, Dentsu stated that “Woodstock 50 cannot be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
Read Michael Lang’s full statement:
Dear Woodstock Friends
It seems in a way that history is repeating itself. In July of 1969, we lost our site in Walkill and with only a month to go, we managed to move to Bethel. Woodstock was going to happen no matter what!
This time around, Woodstock’s new hometown, Dix & Watkins Glen, NY and New York State have been really wonderful. I went door to door to talk to the neighbours. Some remembered Summer Jam back in ’73 and were worried about history repeating itself. But they opened their doors to us and we talked it out. Many of those people have reached out over the last 24 hours with messages of hope and encouragement.
The venue, Watkins Glen International, have been totally supportive and professional.
Yesterday, our financial partner, Dentsu-Aegis, made the decision to pull out and informed us that they were cancelling the festival at the same time they let the press release go public.
We have yet to understand why they would try to prevent the festival from happening by seemingly undermining us in this way. It is one thing to decide for oneself that it is best to move on, but it is entirely another thing to try and close the door on us.
Yesterday, I couldn’t help but relive that moment 50 years ago – it was “déjà vu all over again”!
Supporting the principles of activism and sustainability are too important to be derailed by shortsighted partners.
We continue our work with NYS, Schuyler County and various parties to keep things on track.
Woodstock never belonged to Dentsu, so they don’t have a right to cancel it.
Woodstock belongs to the people and it always will.
We don’t give up and Woodstock 50 will take place and will be a blast!
Thanks for Listening,
George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield reached #1 status on the UK singles chart “The Five Live EP” 26 years ago. The song was recorded at the Wembley Stadium in April 1992 ar the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. The benefit concert was held to create AIDS Awareness for an audience of 72,000. Ray Burdis and David Mallet were on the production and direction team and the concert was broadcasted like on TV and radio to 76 countries around the globe. The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation, was launched with the profits gained from the concert.
Soulful songstress, Jamilah Barry, has proven sophistication beyond her years. The 22-year-old, hailing from London, has been writing her own music since her early teens and has drawn influence from jazz, soul and R&B. She has been steadily building up a name for herself on SoundCloud and has been acknowledged amongst the UK’s most promising underground singers, rappers and producers. Fans are captivated by her eclectic, yet delicate vocals. Listeners can expect to sit back and listen to her soulful tracks without finding any traces of the singer being over the top or trying too hard. If you enjoy following a story in music, Barry is definitely worth the listen.