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PostPosted: Wed May 3rd, 2017, 23:26 GMT 
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One Night!

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5 May 2017

Nottingham, England



Motorpoint Arena
Capacity: 10,000
Showtime: 8:00 PM (Doors: 6:00)

This is the 24th show of the 2017 Never Ending Tour



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Bob at Nottingham

Bob Dylan has been an alternative rock icon since the 1960s. His influence cannot be overstated, inspiring bands like the Beatles to experiment with new kinds of songwriting.

His biggest hits have become rock staples, such as Knockin on Heaven's Door, Like a Rolling Stone, All Along the Watchtower and Mr Tambourine Man.

While continuing to tour extensively, Dylan has also recently released Chronicles Volume 1, the first in a series of autobiographical collections of tales from his life.

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The show will start at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Now, I´ll start my journey to Nottingham :D
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PostPosted: Thu May 4th, 2017, 11:12 GMT 
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One more sleep till Nottingham :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 4th, 2017, 22:57 GMT 
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Location: I've just reached a place where the willow don't bend...
Uber excited for this, ladies and chaps.

Going into Notts early with the father in law to do some wandering before seeing the good man.

Any recommendations for things to do/places to eat or drink in Nottingham? - I'm open to suggestions.


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Wonder if he'll play Isis? :roll:


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It's nice and sunny here.


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 10:43 GMT 
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"Born in Sneinton, Nottingham in 1811, Thompson was one of a set of triplets named Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, after the young men in the Book of Daniel who emerged from the fiery furnace of Babylon... Though it was his speed and agility that won him his fights, it was Thompson's personality and sense of humour which endeared him to the crowd (or "fancy" as fight fans were then known). He would make up rhymes about his opponents during the fights, and distract them with insults and tall tales of their wives and mothers while pulling funny faces at them. It wasn't long before Thompson was drawing crowds of over 10,000 people to his illicit fights, held secretly out of town in barns or fields."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thompson_(boxer)


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William Abednego Thompson - Bendingo - Southpaw Stance


Bendy's Sermon (1911)
by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)


You didn't know of Bendigo! Well, that knocks me out!
Who's your board school teacher? What's he been about?
Chock-a-block with fairy-tales — full of useless cram,
And never heard o' Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham!

Bendy's short for Bendigo. You should see him peel!
Half of him was whalebone, half of him was steel;
Fightin' weight eleven-ten, five foot nine in height,
Always ready to oblige if you want a fight.

I could talk of Bendigo from here to kingdom come,
I guess before I ended you would wish your dad was dumb;
I'd tell you how he fought Ben Caunt, and how the deaf 'un fell,
But the game is done, and the men are gone — and maybe it's as well.

Bendy he turned Methodist — he said he felt a call,
He stumped the country preachin' and you bet he filled the hall;
If you seed him in the pulpit, a-bleatin' like a lamb,
You'd never know bold Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham.

His hat was like a funeral, he'd got a waiter's coat,
With a hallelujah collar and a choker round his throat;
His pals would laugh and say in chaff, that Bendigo was right
In takin' on the devil, since he'd no one else to fight.

But he was very earnest, improvin' day by day,
A-workin' and a-preachin' just as his duty lay,
But the devil he was waitin' and in the final bout
He hit him hard below his guard and knocked poor Bendy out.

Now I'll tell you how it happened. He was preachin' down at Brum,
He was billed just like a circus, you should see the people come;
The chapel it was crowded, and in the foremost row
There was half a dozen bruisers who'd a grudge at Bendigo.

There was Tommy Platt of Bradford, Solly Jones of Perry Bar,
Long Connor from the Bull Ring, the same wot drew with Carr,
Jack Ball the fightin' gunsmith, Joe Murphy from the Mews,
And Iky Moss, the bettin' boss, the Champion of the Jews.

A very pretty handful a-sittin' in a string,
Full of beer and impudence, ripe for anything,
Sittin' in a string there, right under Bendy's nose,
If his message was for sinners, he could make a start on those.

Soon he heard them chaffin': "Hi, Bendy! Here's a go!"
"How much are you coppin' by this Jump to Glory show?"
"Stow it, Bendy! Left the ring! Mighty spry of you!
Didn't everybody know the ring was leavin' you?"

Bendy fairly sweated as he stood above and prayed,
"Look down, O Lord, and grip me with a strangle-hold!" he said.
"Fix me with a strangle-hold! Put a stop on me!
I'm slippin' Lord, I'm slippin' and I'm clingin' hard to Thee!"

But the roughs they kept on chaffin' and the uproar it was such
That the preacher in the pulpit might be talkin' double Dutch,
Till a workin' man he shouted out, a-jumpin' to his feet,
"Give us a lead, your reverence, and heave 'em in the street."

Then Bendy said, "Good Lord, since first I left my sinful ways,
Thou knowest that to Thee alone I've given up my days,
But now, dear Lord " — and here he laid his Bible on the shelf —
"I'll take with your permission, just five minutes for myself."

He vaulted from the pulpit like a tiger from a den,
They say it was a lovely sight to see him floor his men;
Right and left, and left and right, straight and true and hard,
Till the Ebenezer Chapel looked more like a knacker's yard.

Platt was standin' on his back and lookin' at his toes,
Solly Jones of Perry Bar was feelin' for his nose,
Connor of the Bull Ring had all that he could do
Rakin' for his ivories that lay about the pew.

Jack Ball the fightin' gunsmith was in a peaceful sleep,
Joe Murphy lay across him, all tied up in a heap,
Five of them was twisted in a tangle on the floor,
And Iky Moss, the bettin' boss, had sprinted for the door.

Five repentant fightin' men, sittin' in a row,
Listenin' to words of grace from Mister Bendigo,
Listenin' to his reverence — all as good as gold,
Pretty little baa-lambs, gathered to the fold.

So that's the way that Bendy ran his mission in the slum,
And preached the Holy Gospel to the fightin' men of Brum,
"The Lord," said he, "has given me His message from on high,
And if you interrupt Him, I will know the reason why."

But to think of all your schoolin' clean wasted, thrown away,
Darned if I can make out what you're learnin' all the day,
Grubbin' up old fairy-tales, fillin' up with cram,
And didn't know of Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham!


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 13:15 GMT 
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enjoy all goers :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 15:21 GMT 
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Hibbing91 wrote:
Uber excited for this, ladies and chaps.

Going into Notts early with the father in law to do some wandering before seeing the good man.

Any recommendations for things to do/places to eat or drink in Nottingham? - I'm open to suggestions.

Just had a good lunch at Missoula in Lacemarket. Beef kebab, delicious salad and sweet.potato fries. Good music playing too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 15:48 GMT 
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Enjoy book Bob & the kebabs!


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 16:34 GMT 
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Anyone around? Fancy a meet up?

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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 17:33 GMT 

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Hi, no meet up, we are cooking dinner. The Ancient Skylights will be off soon.

Wishing everybody a great show! :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 18:24 GMT 
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soooooooooooooon show time :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 20:37 GMT 
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So far:

Things Have Changed
To Ramona
Highway 61
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Why try to change me now
Pay in blood
Melancholy mood
Duquesne Whistle
Stormy Weather
Tangled Up In Blue
Early Roman Kings
Spirit On The Water
Lovesick
All or nothing at all
Desolation Row
Soon After Midnight
That Old Black Magic
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Autumn Leaves

Encore:

Blowing In The Wind
Ballad Of A Thin Man



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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 21:06 GMT 

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Nottingham, England
Motorpoint Arena
May 5, 2017

1. Things Have Changed
2. To Ramona
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
5. Why Try To Change Me Now
6. Pay In Blood
7. Melancholy Mood
8. Duquesne Whistle
9. Stormy Weather
10. Tangled Up In Blue
11. Early Roman Kings
12. Spirit On The Water
13. Love Sick
14. All Or Nothing At All
15. Desolation Row
16. Soon After Midnight
17. That Old Black Magic
18. Long And Wasted Years
19. Autumn Leaves

(encore)
20. Blowin' In The Wind
21. Ballad Of A Thin Man

Thanks to Harold Hix and Craig Hatfield for the emails
and Laurette Maillet for the phone call.

Set lists, reviews, and information on
upcoming concerts can be found on the Bob Links
Tour Infomation page located at:
http://www.boblinks.com

Bob Links Main Page:
http://www.boblinks.com


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 21:11 GMT 
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Thanks Bill & Harold!


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 21:20 GMT 
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Fantastic PIB, THC, TUIB, Thin Man, DW,.... I definitely thought that Bob was a fire and brimstone preacher as he looked around the audience in Thin Man. Stormy Weather great too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 22:10 GMT 

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First thoughts.

TIGER, TIGER
burning bright,....

Jungle-Tastic

Ani-Mated
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Just let it loose!


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 22:25 GMT 
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Location: I've just reached a place where the willow don't bend...
A rousing H61, excellent Love Sick and a bloody stellar Thin Man were the standouts for me tonight.

Desolation Row gets a special mention too, Bob was loving his little piano interludes. Great stuff!


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Incredible Tangled tonight - amazing how he has reconnected with it in such a powerful way. Des Row, Thin Man and H61 also major highlights


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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 23:51 GMT 
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bobschool wrote:
"Born in Sneinton, Nottingham in 1811, Thompson was one of a set of triplets named Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, after the young men in the Book of Daniel who emerged from the fiery furnace of Babylon... Though it was his speed and agility that won him his fights, it was Thompson's personality and sense of humour which endeared him to the crowd (or "fancy" as fight fans were then known). He would make up rhymes about his opponents during the fights, and distract them with insults and tall tales of their wives and mothers while pulling funny faces at them. It wasn't long before Thompson was drawing crowds of over 10,000 people to his illicit fights, held secretly out of town in barns or fields."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thompson_(boxer)


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William Abednego Thompson - Bendingo - Southpaw Stance


Bendy's Sermon (1911)
by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)


You didn't know of Bendigo! Well, that knocks me out!
Who's your board school teacher? What's he been about?
Chock-a-block with fairy-tales — full of useless cram,
And never heard o' Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham!

Bendy's short for Bendigo. You should see him peel!
Half of him was whalebone, half of him was steel;
Fightin' weight eleven-ten, five foot nine in height,
Always ready to oblige if you want a fight.

I could talk of Bendigo from here to kingdom come,
I guess before I ended you would wish your dad was dumb;
I'd tell you how he fought Ben Caunt, and how the deaf 'un fell,
But the game is done, and the men are gone — and maybe it's as well.

Bendy he turned Methodist — he said he felt a call,
He stumped the country preachin' and you bet he filled the hall;
If you seed him in the pulpit, a-bleatin' like a lamb,
You'd never know bold Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham.

His hat was like a funeral, he'd got a waiter's coat,
With a hallelujah collar and a choker round his throat;
His pals would laugh and say in chaff, that Bendigo was right
In takin' on the devil, since he'd no one else to fight.

But he was very earnest, improvin' day by day,
A-workin' and a-preachin' just as his duty lay,
But the devil he was waitin' and in the final bout
He hit him hard below his guard and knocked poor Bendy out.

Now I'll tell you how it happened. He was preachin' down at Brum,
He was billed just like a circus, you should see the people come;
The chapel it was crowded, and in the foremost row
There was half a dozen bruisers who'd a grudge at Bendigo.

There was Tommy Platt of Bradford, Solly Jones of Perry Bar,
Long Connor from the Bull Ring, the same wot drew with Carr,
Jack Ball the fightin' gunsmith, Joe Murphy from the Mews,
And Iky Moss, the bettin' boss, the Champion of the Jews.

A very pretty handful a-sittin' in a string,
Full of beer and impudence, ripe for anything,
Sittin' in a string there, right under Bendy's nose,
If his message was for sinners, he could make a start on those.

Soon he heard them chaffin': "Hi, Bendy! Here's a go!"
"How much are you coppin' by this Jump to Glory show?"
"Stow it, Bendy! Left the ring! Mighty spry of you!
Didn't everybody know the ring was leavin' you?"

Bendy fairly sweated as he stood above and prayed,
"Look down, O Lord, and grip me with a strangle-hold!" he said.
"Fix me with a strangle-hold! Put a stop on me!
I'm slippin' Lord, I'm slippin' and I'm clingin' hard to Thee!"

But the roughs they kept on chaffin' and the uproar it was such
That the preacher in the pulpit might be talkin' double Dutch,
Till a workin' man he shouted out, a-jumpin' to his feet,
"Give us a lead, your reverence, and heave 'em in the street."

Then Bendy said, "Good Lord, since first I left my sinful ways,
Thou knowest that to Thee alone I've given up my days,
But now, dear Lord " — and here he laid his Bible on the shelf —
"I'll take with your permission, just five minutes for myself."

He vaulted from the pulpit like a tiger from a den,
They say it was a lovely sight to see him floor his men;
Right and left, and left and right, straight and true and hard,
Till the Ebenezer Chapel looked more like a knacker's yard.

Platt was standin' on his back and lookin' at his toes,
Solly Jones of Perry Bar was feelin' for his nose,
Connor of the Bull Ring had all that he could do
Rakin' for his ivories that lay about the pew.

Jack Ball the fightin' gunsmith was in a peaceful sleep,
Joe Murphy lay across him, all tied up in a heap,
Five of them was twisted in a tangle on the floor,
And Iky Moss, the bettin' boss, had sprinted for the door.

Five repentant fightin' men, sittin' in a row,
Listenin' to words of grace from Mister Bendigo,
Listenin' to his reverence — all as good as gold,
Pretty little baa-lambs, gathered to the fold.

So that's the way that Bendy ran his mission in the slum,
And preached the Holy Gospel to the fightin' men of Brum,
"The Lord," said he, "has given me His message from on high,
And if you interrupt Him, I will know the reason why."

But to think of all your schoolin' clean wasted, thrown away,
Darned if I can make out what you're learnin' all the day,
Grubbin' up old fairy-tales, fillin' up with cram,
And didn't know of Bendigo, the pride of Nottingham!


Further to this, my friend, sadly deceased, wrote this:

http://www.jpbean.co.uk/BoldAsaLion.html



Coincidently, he also wrote this, which contains a chapter on Bob Dylan's very first visit to England:

http://www.jpbean.co.uk/Singing_from_the_floor.html

And then there's this:


http://www.jpbean.co.uk/JoeCocker.html


J.P. BEAN, SORELY MISSED

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PostPosted: Fri May 5th, 2017, 23:56 GMT 
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Must agree with the above, another great gig !! Bob and Band in great form, fab sound and atmosphere.
Thin Man, Des Row, H61, Duquesne all superb.
Bob was hammering those keys tonight !!
Looking forward to the next UK tour.

a very happy moab & son


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PostPosted: Sat May 6th, 2017, 02:59 GMT 
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clifford gage wrote:
Fantastic PIB, THC, TUIB, Thin Man, DW,.... I definitely thought that Bob was a fire and brimstone preacher as he looked around the audience in Thin Man. Stormy Weather great too.


Nice :)

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WayWrongEricaJong wrote:

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Further to this, my friend, sadly deceased, wrote this:

http://www.jpbean.co.uk/BoldAsaLion.html


J.P. BEAN, SORELY MISSED


WayWrongEricaJong thank you very much. i am so sorry for your loss, J.P. was truly gifted, courageous.

i see "Bold as a Lion: The Life of Bendigo, Champion of England" being out of print has become rather collectible, surely J.P. knew how important his work was?

i can't believe there hasn't been a film made of Bendigo. his life is the fulcrum between the agrarian and industrial ages, the Last Free Man.

there is a mystery there at the heart of Bendigo's story about what drove him that needs to be heard.

Bendigo was bad, he was the brother that we never had. his name is written in flames.

"Abednego is either "Servant of the god Nebo/Nabu" ("Mesopotamian patron god of literacy, the rational arts, scribes and wisdom") or a variation of Abednergal, "servant of the god Nergal ("Nergal's fiery aspect appears in names or epithets such as Lugalgira, Lugal-banda (Nergal as the fighting-cock), Sharrapu ("the burner," a reference to his manner of dealing with outdated teachings)."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadrach, ... d_Abednego


23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
- Daniel 3 KJV


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