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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 12:46 GMT 
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Noticing that some of you attended that remarkable event -
I have in mind, starting this thread for some time.
Perhaps we can share some thoughts here ... I would appreciate
much your contributions, your stories, !

I have been 18 years at that time and the proud owner of a
record player since some weeks - listening much to " The Last Waltz",
especially Bobs contribution "Forever Young". I played it again and
again ... and again ... and then that day in the summer ,
the first day of July - came!

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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 13:17 GMT 
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You have excellent taste! That is the Bob Dylan Golden Era. I guess some people wanted him to head eastward in that tour and see if could still make the seas part - but he said, "nope, been there, done that!".


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 13:33 GMT 
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Number 22 of the 30 songs Bob sang this eve´ has been "Masters Of War"
and Bob said this before perfoming it:

"It gives me great pleasure, to sing it in this place!"


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 13:38 GMT 
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michael curtius wrote:
Number 22 of the 30 songs Bob sang this eve´ has been "Master Of War"
and Bob said this before perfoming it:

"It gives me great pleasure, to sing it in this place!"


Wow - great tidbit. Was it the scorching, fascist crumbling, electric version? - which just happens to be the greatest anti war song ever written and performed.

"and I'll stand over your grave til I'm sure that you're dead"


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 13:41 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 13:59 GMT 
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^^... yes , for sure, the best anti war song ever written . The sharpest, the darkest ...
Now we have 2014 and think about world war I. And I often think bout this, that it is
very complicated to understand, how it could happened, but one explanation seems to be
very plausible: the masters of war wanted to proove their new weapons , the most perverse weapons
the world ever saw - gas and other new cruel grenades.


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 14:33 GMT 
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... time passes and I can remember only some things.
My remberance has been wrong about the beginning. I thought it has
been in the morning about 11 o´clock or so, but it started in the afternoon.

What I remember very clear is a little detail, a picture:
In the opposite direction of the stage, at the arena in
the against side, people took up a large pyramide of
beer cans during Bobs gig and then it damaged - and I remember
Bob twitched a bit in some way and looked around, what has happened.

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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 20:08 GMT 
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Yeah the poster says 2 pm Saturday. What an historic afternoon of amazing music! Great post.


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 22:30 GMT 
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Setlist -Nürnberg , Zeppelinfeld, July 1, 1978 ( Thanks to Olof Björner)

1. She's Love Crazy
2. Baby Stop Crying
3. Mr. Tambourine Man
4. Shelter From The Storm
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. Tangled Up In Blue
7. Ballad Of A Thin Man
8. Maggie's Farm
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10. Like A Rolling Stone
11. I Shall Be Released
12. Going, Going, Gone
13. A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
14. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Steven Soles: Laissez-faire (David Ackles)
15. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
16. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
17. You're A Big Girl Now
18. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. I Want You
21. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
22. Masters Of War
23. Just Like A Woman
24. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
25. All Along The Watchtower
26. All I Really Want To Do
27. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
28. Forever Young

29. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
30. The Times They Are A-Changin'


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 22:37 GMT 
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Opening up with a Sam Cooke tune...ballsy.

She's Love Crazy
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by Bob Dylan during the last part of the 1978 tour
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem based on the version from St Paul, MN, Oct 31, 1978


F#m
No doubt about it, that woman's posessed

Big blue eyes and a skin tight dress,
Bm
You know she's love crazy
F#m
Love crazy
C#7
Ah, may be love crazy,
F#m
but I wouldn't have it no other way. *)

Well, I met that woman 1961
Told me to do things I never could have done**)
You know she's love crazy
Well, she's love crazy
You know, she's love crazy,
but I wouldn't have it no other way.

Well, she needed lovin' and she needs it bad
If she don't get it, well it makes her mad
she's love crazy
Ah, may be love crazy
Well, she's love crazy,
but I wouldn't want it no other way.

Well, she needs it badly like she needs her food
If she don't get it, well, it just makes her rude
she's love crazy
Well, she's love crazy
She's love crazy,
but I wouldn't have it no other way.

Well, she's love crazy
Well, maybe love crazy
Well, she's love crazy
Well, she's love crazy
Well, she's love crazy
but I wouldn't want it no other way.

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*) Charlotte, Dec 10, 1978: “But it don't bother me too much/a bit”
**) Vancouver, Nov 11 1978: “Made me do things I never dreamed I could have done”


http://dylanchords.info/00_misc/shes_love_crazy.htm


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 22:41 GMT 
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michael curtius wrote:
... What I remember very clear is a little detail, a picture:
In the opposite direction of the stage...
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Always loved that photo. There's people up in the trees on the horizon!


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 23:01 GMT 
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"She´s Love Crazy " - lyrics are great ! Thanks Barefoot ! Thanks Sam Cooke :)
F#m -Bm -F#m - C#7 - F#m


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PostPosted: Sun January 5th, 2014, 23:41 GMT 
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Quote by Olof Björner:

Concert # 11 of the 1978 European Tour. 1978 concert # 41.
Concert # 18 with the 1978 World Tour Band:

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Billy Cross (lead guitar),
Alan Pasqua (keyboards),
Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals),
David Mansfield (violin & mandolin),
Steve Douglas (horns),
Jerry Scheff (bass),
Bobbye Hall (percussion),
Ian Wallace (drums),
Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
5, 23 Bob Dylan (harmonica).
13 Carolyn Dennis (vocal) backed by Bob Dylan and the band.
14 Helena Springs (vocal) backed by Bob Dylan and the band.
15 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).
29, 30 Eric Clapton (guitar).

Note. Only vocal performance of A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall during the 1978 World tour.


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 09:19 GMT 
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The Zeppelinfeld is the place built by the Nazis for their party rallies ("Reichsparteitag)" in the 1930s.
I have once seen an interview with Fritz Rau, the organiser of this event ( who passed away last year). He said that the stage was built opposite of the podium where Adolf Hitler used to stand during these rallies in the 1930s. So in a way the audience (mostly Germans obviously) had to turn their back to that podium and face Dylan.
Bob must have been impressed (and well aware) by where he was. This is the only concert of the tour where he and the band are performing in normal clothing as opposed to the fancy outfits they usually used at that time ( jump suit,top hat etc.).

After the war, the Zeppelinfeld and the surrounding buildings were used by the US army, later it became a parking lot.Today the whole area is a national memorial. It can be visited, definetly a very impressive experience. There is also a very interesting exhibition and a document center about that dark era of german history.
Interestingly, after almost 80 years these buildings are beginning to crumble. There is now a very emotional discussion if, how and to what extent they should be preserved.


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 09:51 GMT 
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Interview Fritz Rau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqdvW6Ys13Y


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 10:38 GMT 
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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 12:58 GMT 
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Fritz Rau

The American Folk Blues Festival was a music festival that toured Europe as an annual event for several years beginning in 1962. It introduced audiences in Europe, including the UK, to leading blues performers of the day such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson, most of whom had never previously performed outside the US. The tours attracted substantial media coverage, including TV shows, and contributed to the growth of the audience for blues music in Europe.

German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person.
Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality. By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.

The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson, some playing in unique combinations such as T-Bone Walker playing guitar for pianist Memphis Slim, Otis Rush with Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson with Muddy Waters. The Festival DVDs include the only known footage of Little Walter, and rare recordings of John Lee Hooker playing harmonica.
Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood.[citation needed] Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.
Sonny Boy Williamson's visit to London with the 1963 festival led to him spending a year in Europe including recording the Sonny Boy Williamson and The Yardbirds album,[1] (first released on Star-Club Records in 1965), and recording with The Animals.
On 7 May 1964, Granada Television broadcast Blues and Gospel Train, a programme directed by John Hamp featuring Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rev. Gary Davis and others. For filming, the company transformed the disused Wilbraham Road railway station into " Chorltonville", giving it the supposed appearance of a southern U.S.-style station.

Performers
Blues musicians who performed on the American Folk Blues Festival tours included: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Sippie Wallace, T-Bone Walker, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Otis Rush, Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Boyd, Big Walter Horton, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Willie Dixon, Otis Spann, Big Mama Thornton, Bukka White Howlin' Wolf (with a band made up of Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon and drummer Clifton James), Champion Jack Dupree, Son House, Skip James, Sleepy John Estes, Little Brother Montgomery, Victoria Spivey, J. B. Lenoir, Little Walter, Carey Bell, Louisiana Red, Lightnin' Hopkins, Joe Turner, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lee Jackson[disambiguation needed], Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Roosevelt Sykes, Doctor Ross, Koko Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor, Archie Edwards,[6] and Helen Humes.

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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 13:06 GMT 
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Bob hitchhiked in 1963 through Europe. So he attended the American Folk Blues Festival - Concert
in Kopenhagen. There he saw some of the American Blues legends for the first time.

When Fritz Rau met Bob in Los Angeles in 1978 , Bob first wanted to speak about that concert in
Kopenhagen .

"Fritz Rau is negotiating the tour with Dylan's new manager, Jerry Weintraub, in Los Angeles. Weintraub invites him for dinner at his house where he meets Dylan for the first time:
"Now we're invited to Weintraubs', and suddenly Bob Dylan enters the room.
Knowing his reputation of being rather taciturn, I wonder: What is he going to say? Probably he'll inquire about the tour deal again.
Nothing in that vein: 'Fritz, I wanna talk to you about the American Folk Blues Festival of 1963.'
During that year, by no means a super-star yet, he had hitchhiked through Europe and attended the
Blues Festival concert in Copenhagen. There, for the first time, he had been able to listen to blues artists live onstage whom he had hitherto only known as far away silhouettes.
He immediately starts a discussion whether it had been wise back then to start the concert with Sonny Boy Williamson's tiny blues harp. I was more concerned about the Dylan million-Dollar-tour and moved on to that as soon as possible.

I told him that we had planned concerts for Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Deutschlandhalle in Berlin and for Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg , formerly known as 'Reichsparteitagsgelaende'.
Dylan shakes his head: 'I think, Nuremberg is the wrong place.' And then he talks of Leni Riefenstahl and her film 'Triumph of the Will', of Albert Speer and his gigantomaniac architecture. He knew all of this and what 'Reichsparteitagsgelaende' stands for.
He ponders, and I realize that it is a tough decision for him. Suddenly, he smiles and nods. He instinctively understood why we wanted him to appear at that very location." (p. 209)

Excerpts from the long out-of-print book Fritz Rau: Buchhalter der Traeume (Fritz Rau: Accountant of Dreams) by Kathrin Brigl and Siegfried Schmidt-Joos, Berlin: Quadriga, 1985),
translation and linking paragraphs by Manfred Helfert,
audio files (interviews) © Manfred Helfert 2006:


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 13:40 GMT 
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Very interesting thread.


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 16:16 GMT 
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Trev wrote:
Very interesting thread.

Fine, you appreciate it , Trev! :)


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PostPosted: Mon January 6th, 2014, 18:30 GMT 
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Bob had four German gigs in these days. Two days before, in Berlin (Deutschlandhalle),
happened an eclat. Again some people thought , they know exact how Bob has to perform and
who he has to be: the folksinger in poor clothes. Some spectators throw waterbags and eggs on the
stage -they are protesting against Bobs show clothing and his show band and his interpretation of
his songs -they belong to them, Bob has to follow their opinions -they are thinkin´


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PostPosted: Tue January 7th, 2014, 01:18 GMT 

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I'm pretty fond of this tour. Don't listen much to the dates without Changing of the Guard though.


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PostPosted: Tue January 7th, 2014, 06:02 GMT 
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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
The Zeppelinfeld is the place built by the Nazis for their party rallies ("Reichsparteitag)" in the 1930s.
I have once seen an interview with Fritz Rau, the organiser of this event ( who passed away last year). He said that the stage was built opposite of the podium where Adolf Hitler used to stand during these rallies in the 1930s. So in a way the audience (mostly Germans obviously) had to turn their back to that podium and face Dylan.
Bob must have been impressed (and well aware) by where he was. This is the only concert of the tour where he and the band are performing in normal clothing as opposed to the fancy outfits they usually used at that time ( jump suit,top hat etc.).

After the war, the Zeppelinfeld and the surrounding buildings were used by the US army, later it became a parking lot.Today the whole area is a national memorial. It can be visited, definetly a very impressive experience. There is also a very interesting exhibition and a document center about that dark era of german history.
Interestingly, after almost 80 years these buildings are beginning to crumble. There is now a very emotional discussion if, how and to what extent they should be preserved.


Thank you WrittenInMySoul for this. Important facts , to know about that place !

Present pictures of the "Reichstagsgelände" - I took it from a official brochure of the City of Nürnberg
called " Zeppelinfeld -a place of learning , project for the preservation of a special national heritage"
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Quote of that brochure (released in 2013, I think):
"Retain and explain on the basis of showing the existing buildings
are the basis for more than 30 years of the
actions of the city in dealing with the Nazi buildings
on the former Nazi party rally grounds. The city
Nuremberg is convinced, that the original building stock
must not be left uncommented, it must be used for the
teaching of history.
The preservation of buildings and the information about the
Nazi and Nazi Party history are
associated with each other since the early 1980s."
( translation by google)

Link for the brochure:
http://www.nuernberg.de/imperia/md/inte ... rz_low.pdf
Another Link
http://tourismus.nuernberg.de/en/reisei ... litik.html


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jeffr92 wrote:
I'm pretty fond of this tour. Don't listen much to the dates without Changing of the Guard though.


Just looked for it - Bob plays it first in Paris, July 5th ´78 as first encore.
(Street Legal - release date has been June 15th, ´78, recorded in April)

"Gentlemen, he said
I don’t need your organization, I’ve shined your shoes
I’ve moved your mountains and marked your cards
But Eden is burning, either brace yourself for elimination
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards

Peace will come
With tranquillity and splendor on the wheels of fire
But will bring us no reward when her false idols fall
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
Between the King and the Queen of Swords"


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