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.
Today, 49 years ago, the Woodstock Festival was held outside New York on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel.
The Woodstock Festival was a three-day concert attended by over 400,000 people and involved a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock ’n roll. The event featured artists such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, Blood Sweat and Tears, Country Joe and the Fish, Ravi Shanker Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, and Jefferson Airplane.
Organised by four young men, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang, the 1969 Woodstock Festival became an icon of the 60’s hippie counterculture. The oldest of the four at the time was only 27 years old.