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.
The Johnny Cash Show: Bob Dylan, 1969
Bob Dylan recorded an appearance for The Johnny Cash Show today, 50 years ago. Dylan performed two solo numbers before he joined the show host to perform their version of “Girl From The North Country”. Cash was known for booking newfangled performers as guests on his show. Artists like Neil Young, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and James Taylor also made appearances on forthcoming shows.
Aretha Franklin Awarded Well-Deserved Posthumous Pulitzer Prize
Music Icon, Aretha Franklin has been awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize, almost a year after the star lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in August 2018. Franklin was award on Monday with the ceremony hailing her “indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” With previous winners including John Coltrane and Bob Dylan, she is also the first individual woman to earn the citation for music and culture since the ceremony began in 1930.
Congratulations to @ArethaFranklin and her family and friends. #Pulitzer #QueenOfSoul #Respect pic.twitter.com/SRdwncE5UI
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 15, 2019
Tom Petty – Previously Unreleased Song, ‘For Real’
Ahead of a new two-disc retrospective release, an unreleased song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was released – listen below. ‘For Real’ features on the forthcoming retrospective ‘The Best of Everything’ which consists of 38 tracks. The box set, described as ‘An American Treasure’, celebrates the late musician who passed away in 2017 at the age of 66 from cardiac arrest. Geffen Records/UME stated: Rather than chronological order, the special cross-label collection was sequenced as a hard-hitting playlist giving the entire catalog equal prominence.” Bob Dylan paid his respects to Petty and wrote: “It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.” Petty’s 1989 ‘Full Moon Fever’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame earlier this year. The full box set will be released on the 1st of next month.
Bob Dylan Releases Latest ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ Album
Fans across the world are ecstatic about Bob Dylan’s latest ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ album that was released yesterday. This album is the latest in the artist ongoing Bootleg Series. Apple Music announced the availability of the full album today and Spotify is offering a 10-song sampler. After Dylan’s nine-year marriage to Sara Lownds fell apart in September 1974, the artist went on to playing mostly solo in New York where he laid it all bare and recorded some of his most intimate songs known to his fans. Even his brother told him that it was too personal. Dylan then went to Minneapolis in December to re-record these songs with a band. 43 years later, the album is still seen as one of Dylan’s landmark achievements and it is clear why fans so eagerly awaited the latest volume of the Bootleg Series. The album is offered in a deluxe, limited edition six-cd box set or a single cd/double vinyl album. The deluxe edition of the release features over 70 previously unreleased recordings from his original 1975 classic ‘Blood on the Tracks’ sessions. It provides fans with real insight into the making of the album and listeners can expect a more personal and vulnerable Dylan who becomes more transparent than ever before.