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May 22, 2021:
Bob Dylan at 80: in praise of a mighty
and unbowed singer-songwriter


May 22, 2021:
Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan,
teacher of the American soul

(America Magazine)

May 18, 2021:
Bob Dylan is turning 80
– but his best is yet to come

(The Sydney Morning Herald)

May 12, 2021:
Opening 05.10.2022
(Bob Dylan Center)

May 11, 2021:
Bob Dylan artwork to go on display in the U.S. Retrospectrum, Miami Nov 30

March 13, 2021:
BS16 will be the Infidels sessions,
due May/June 2021
(or later)
(Alan Fraser)

March 13, 2021:
Sally Grossman, Rock ’n’ Roll’s Lady In Red -
(David Hinckley)

Jan 23, 2021:
Rolling Thunder Revue:
A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review
(Cinema Sentries)

Newsyears 2013-2020

The Bob Dylan Archive

Expecting Rain:
Meeting Place For Bob Dylan Fans

A Visit with Karl Erik Andersen, Founder of


Friday June 11, 2021:

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Let the river flow, into the sea. But this cataloguing is hard work. It depends on tipsters, on the forum moderators and on you readers who contribute to keep it running.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 0638 CEST

Dylan related
1 - Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways - (Album Of The Year) from Scott Miller
2 - On a Dilemma of the Horns – Frank McNally wrestles with the enduring mystery of a Bob Dylan song lyric Subscr. - (The Irish Times) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler
3 - Bob Dylan’s Highway 61: A Great Stretch Of Road Along The North Shore Of Lake Superior - (RVing Guide) from Scott Miller
4 - Hibbing Dylan Project breaks ground on art installation - (Hometown Focus) from Cliff Warnken
5 - The song that Bob Dylan described as the greatest ever written - (Far Out) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler
6 - Love Minus Zero/No Limit (1965) part IV: The Order of the Whirling Dervishes - (Untold Dylan) from Scott Miller
7 - The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and a bad day for the Metrodome - (Minn Post) from Scott Miller

8 - Sony Music writes off artists' decades-old debts - (BBC) from Scott Miller
9 - In historic move, Sony Music is disregarding unrecouped balances for heritage catalog artists - (Music Business Worldwide) from Harold Lepidus
10 - ‘Les And Mary’: Les Paul, Mary Ford, And A Match Made In Musical Heaven - (udiscovermusic) from Scott Miller
11 - The Improbable Beatle Battle: ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Vs. ‘The Sound Of Music’ - (udiscovermusic) from Scott Miller
12 - Van Morrison and Paisley criticised for onstage chant against NI health minister - (RTÉ) from Sean McArdle
13 - Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Wonder Why They’re the Only ‘Rebels’ Left in New Duet - (Rolling Stone) from Steve Lockwood
14 - Tom Petty’s “She’s The One” soundtrack album to be re-released, “reimagined” - (americana UK) from Steve Lockwood
15 - German: Nashville Cat und Texas Supergroup - ("I'm in a cowboy band") by Thomas Waldherr

16 - Celebrate 80 Years of Bob Dylan With Our New Podcast - (Rolling Stone) from Steven Zweifler, Scott Miller
17 - This 1995 Bob Dylan Concert Is One of the Best Never Ending Tour Bootlegs Prague - (Rolling Stone) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler, Steve Lockwood
18 - Outtakes On Bob Dylan - (The Strange Brew) from Rev
19 - Bob Dylan - Drifter's Escape - My special 'outtake' from Montreux Jazz Festival 2001 - (YouTube) from Scott Miller
20 - Listen To Bob Dylan Perform ‘Down Along The Cove’ At Bonnaroo On This Date In 2004 - (JamBase) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler
21 - Bob Dylan: Favorite songs from each album of the ’90s - (NJ Arts) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler
22 - A Look Back at "Don't Look Back" (1967) Thomas W. Jones - (YouTube) from Scott Miller
23 - Bob Dylan — Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 11th June, 1991. Stereo recording. Compete show - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood
24 - McGuinn & Crosby Tell Why Bob Dylan GAVE His Only #1 SONG to Them in the 60s | Professor of Rock - (YouTube) from Scott Miller
25 - The Dhani Harrison Ukulele - (YouTube) from Harold Lepidus
26 - Jerry and Sara - "Deep Elem Blues" - Before The Dead (Jerry Garcia) 1963 - (YouTube) from Harold Lepidus

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27 - In the driveway outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi, African American civil rights leader Medgar Evers was shot to death by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith — 58 years ago -(Frank Beacham's Journal) from Frank Beacham
28 - Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous - (the from GirlsWon'tLeaveMeAlone
29 - The legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan continues to influence the contemporary music - (Daily Music Scroll) from Cliff Warnken 1400
30 - Finnish: Harvinainen näyttely Helsingissä – laulaja-lauluntekijä Bob Dylan, 80, seesteisenä kuvataiteilijana - (mtv uutiset) from Cliff Warnken 1500
31 - Recommended Bob Dylan Concerts - 1987 - (Music This Day) from Egil Mosbron 1600
32 - Route 66 - Show 180 on Phoenix FM - (Mixcloud) from Steve Lockwood

Friday, June 11, 2021 at 0615 CEST

Dylan related
1 - What Bob Dylan Means To Me - (The Write Place) by Billy MacInnes
2 - Fontaines D.C. on Bob Dylan: "Who really is Dylan, and how does he really feel? To be a complete unknown..." - (Hot Press) from Scott Miller, Steven Zweifler
3 - Unsung Bob Dylan-Velvet Underground Producer Tom Wilson Gets His Due in Biopic - (Variety) from Scott Miller, Chris Morris, Cliff Warnken, Harold Lepidus, Steven Zweifler
4 - Bob Dylan at 80: The master musician’s 39 albums, ranked - (The Irish Times) from Scott Miller
5 - MUS 47 — Bob Dylan at 80: A Deep Dive into Eight Classic Albums - (Stanford Continuing Studies) from Scott Miller
6 - Flashback: Bob Dylan Recalls 1970 Cicada Swarm at Princeton in ‘Day of the Locusts’ - (Rolling Stone) from Cliff Warnken, Scott Miller, Anonymous, Steven Zweifler
7 - Bob Dylan Receives Honorary Princeton Degree - (Rolling Stone 1970) from Scott Miller
8 - Bob Dylan PhD - Bob Dylan's Honorary Doctorate from Princeton - (EDLIS Day of the Locusts) from Scott Miller
9 - Another Dylan song: Phone Operator Love - (Untold Dylan) from Scott Miller
10 - Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Sheryl Crow 7. Bob - (NME) from Scott Miller
11 - Bob Dylan’s Own Paintings (Original 45 Art Works) - (NSF) from Ugur Oral
12 - Elvis Presley: When George Harrison, Bob Dylan and David Bowie saw The King in concert - (Express) from Scott Miller
13 - The best songwriters: can lyrics by Bowie, Dylan and Bush meet our poetry critic’s standards? Free trial - (The Times) from Cliff Warnken

14 - George Harrison’s Masterpiece, ‘All Things Must Pass,’ Gets 50th Anniversary Editions - (Best Classic Bands) from Greg Brodsky, Scott Miller
15 - Massive George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ Box Due in August - (Rolling Stone) from Scott Miller, Steve Lockwood
16 - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass, from - - .de. from Harold Lepidus
17 - George Harrison’s Sonic Redemption on 50th Anniversary Reissue of ‘All Things Must Pass’ - (American Songwriter) from Scott Miller
18 - 'All Things Must Pass' 50th Anniversary Releases - (George Harrison) from Steve Lockwood
19 - That vinyl boom? Blame teens buying Dire Straits records - (stuff) from Cliff Warnken
20 - Charley Patton – The First Rock and Roller? - (udiscovermusic) from Scott Miller
21 - Woody Guthrie - Lui, the people - (Petit Bulletin) from Cliff Warnken

22 - Bob Dylan- Can`t Wait- Multi Cam Sound Upgrade -Brighton May 4th 2002 - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood
23 - Episode 118 is "The Great Pretender: The Music of Chrissie Hynde" and celebrates Hynde's new album of Dylan covers by exploring her music and relationship with Dylan. - (Hard Rain & Slow Trains: Bob Dylan & Fellow Travelers) from Daniel Mackay
24 - Bob Dylan — The Hague, Netherlands. 10th June, 1989. Stereo recording. Complete concert. - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood
25 - George Harrison - Run Of The Mill (Take 36) - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood
26 - Pride Month: Bob Dylan sings about gay love He’s Funny That Way - (Far Out) from Cliff Warnken, Steven Zweifler
27 - Bob Dylan: Getting To Dylan (Essential BBC Documentary from 1986) - (Born To Listen) from Egil Mosbron 0900
28 - Bob Dylan - Down Along the Cove (Live at Bonnaroo, 2004) - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood 1000

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29 - Danish: I'm a poet, and I know it - temadag om Bob Dylan Aarhus, 19. juni - (LiteratureXchange) from Lars M Banke
30 - June 2021 Australian tour has to be postponed due to the recent COVID outbreak - (Emma Swift on Twitter) from Harold Lepidus
31 - Norwegian: The times – they are a-changin - (Skatt) from Cliff Warnken 1600
32 - Bob Dylan - Down Along the Cove (Live at Bonnaroo, 2004) - (YouTube) from Harold Lepidus
33 - Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Broadway’ Return, New Music With Killers and John Mellencamp, and 2022 Tour? - (Variety) from Harold Lepidus
34 - German: Hommage an Bob Dylan auf dem Camposanto - (Thüringer Allgemeine) from Cliff Warnken
35 - ‘I’m a super fan too’: Emma Swift’s promise to Bob Dylan diehards - (2GB) from Cliff Warnken
36 - Looking Back: A Cultural Icon - (The Detroit Jewish News) from Cliff Warnken
37 - Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life - (new york journal of books) from psamdancin
38 - Bob Dylan sings the song and Louie Kemp tells the story: To Be or Not To be John Brown - (darmstadtdylandays) from Marco Demel 1800
39 - Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor review – a tremendous catalogue of misbehaviour - (theguardian) from Martin Cowan

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 0625 CEST

Dylan related
1 - Dylan - (Spectator) from Cliff Warnken
2 - Joseph O’Connor on Bob Dylan at 80: Growing old disgracefully, the songwriter and poet with the rain and sandpaper voice - ( from Scott Miller
3 - Forever Young Reflections on Bob Dylan at 80 - (Byline Times) from Scott Miller
4 - Inhaler on Bob Dylan: "We have so many good memories of singing ‘Highway 61’ together in the back of the van" - (Hot Press) from Scott Miller
5 - Getting out of doing these things twice: Blonde on Blonde - (Humanizing The Vacuum) from Scott Miller
6 - On the 80th Birthday of Robert Allen Zimmermann. Who is This Bob Dylan? - (International Socialist) from Scott Miller
7 - Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page on the "life-changing" experience of watching Bob Dylan live - (Far Out) from Scott Miller, Cliff Warnken
8 - NET, 1998, part 2 Friends and other strangers - (Untold Dylan) from Scott Miller
9 - Finnish: Laulajalegenda Bob Dylanin taidenäyttely on ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa – musiikkitoimittaja Pekka Laine: "Suomi on Dylan-maa" - (Yle) from Cliff Warnken

10 - Return of the long player - (New Statesman) from Cliff Warnken
11 - Rock’n’roll and the civil rights struggle: African American life in the south – in pictures - (theguardian) from Scott Miller
12 - Nina Simone | The Montreux Years - (Record Collector) from Scott Miller
13 - Ronnie Wood Announces 'Mr. Luck' Jimmy Reed Tribute Album - (Ultimate Classic Rock) from Scott Miller

14 - George Harrison and Ron Wood surprise Bob Dylan with flowers - (YouTube) from Scott Miller
15 - Buena Vista Social Club Drop Previously Unreleased Track ‘Vicenta’ From Upcoming Reissue - (Rolling Stone) from Scott Miller
16 - Bob Dylan - Clean Cut Kid - Tacoma Dome 1986 - (YouTube) from Steve Lockwood
17 - Podcast: A Headful of Ideas Season One 8) Self Portrait – An American Symphony - (Chris Gregory) from Chris Gregory
18 - The Flatlanders “She Belongs To Me” – Dylan covered in style, Listen - (americana UK) from Steve Lockwood
19 - BEST STORY EVER: How Ian Tyson Turned On Bob Dylan (Who Turned On The Beatles) - (YouTube) from Morten McRoberts

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20 - Bob Dylan Linocut Print by Chai Monster Productions - (YouTube) from Mike McGarr
21 - Several ..but Bobs a friend and I’m not gonna - (David Crosby on Twitter) from Harold Lepidus
22 - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door - (Recliner Notes) from Scott Bunn 1300
23 - Italian: A Londra una grande mostra celebra Bob Dylan, tra musica, poesia, pittura e scultura - (Artribune) from Cliff Warnken 1400
24 - German: Bob Dylan-Coverband startet Sommerreihe - (SEk-News) from Cliff Warnken


Number of Dylan concerts a year, according to Olof's Files
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 60s
 0  36  33  19  45  67  48   0   2   2 252
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 70s
  0   1   1   0  40  31  26   0  114  26 239
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 80s
 70  54   0   0  27  0  60  36  71  99 417
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 90s
 93 101  92  80 104 116  86  94 110 119 995
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 00s
112 106 107  98 111 113  99  98  97  98 1039
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 10s
102 89 86 85 92 87 75 82 84 77 859
2020 2021  
Never Ending Tour, from 7 June 1988 -                     3049
Total 3787

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Book, 4 May 2021:
No Direction Home.
Robert Shelton, Elizabeth Thomson (ed.)
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
Revised, illustrated - - .de

Book, 8 April 2021:
The Double Life of Bob Dylan.
Clinton Heylin
A Restless, Hungry Feeling
The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1941-1966 - - .de
Apple Books

Book, 17 May 2021:
The Chameleon Poet.
John Bauldie
The Chameleon Poet:
Bob Dylan’s Search For Self - - .de.
route Online

Book, April 22, 2021:
Down the Highway.
Howard Sounes
Down the Highway
The Life of Bob Dylan
(Substantially updated and revised)
UK Paperback: - .de.

Book, 29 April 2021:
You Lose Yourself You Reappear.
Paul Morley
You Lose Yourself You Reappear, Bob Dylan and The Voice of a Lifetime - - .de

Book, May 4, 2021:
Down the Highway.
Howard Sounes
Down the Highway
The Life of Bob Dylan
(Substantially updated and revised)
(For UK edition, look further down)

Book, April 1, 2021:
Determined to Stand.
Chris Gregory
Determined to Stand -
The Reinvention of Bob Dylan (not yet) - - .de.

Book, 30 April / 6 May 2021:
The World of Bob Dylan.
Sean Latham (ed.)
The World of Bob Dylan - - .de

Book, 21 May2021:
Happy Birthday Mr Bob.
Happy Birthday Mr Bob
Mayo Books

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Spencer Leigh - Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues



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