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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 17:26 GMT 
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Ran into this special guest appearances list while checking out Sydkat’s excellent timeline on the Wikipedia ‘Never Ending Tour’ page.

Wikipedia, so it MUST be true!

Over the years, many artists have been special guests at shows, playing songs with Dylan & his Band. Artists include Phil Lesh, Jack White, Paul Simon, Ronnie Wood, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Jimmie Vaughan, Carl Perkins, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee, Patti Smith, Van Morrison, Warren Haynes, Al Kooper, Jorma Kaukonen, Paul James, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dave Stewart, Chrissie Hynde, Nils Lofgren, Dave Matthews, Susan Tedeschi, Dave Alvin, Chuck Loeb, Dickey Betts, Bob Weir, Ian Moore, Roger McGuinn, César Díaz, Boyd Tinsley, LeRoi Moore, Doug Sahm, Aimee Mann, Liz Souissi, Ray Benson, Leon Russell, Lukas Nelson, Carlos Santana and Mark Knopfler.


Let’s set this Wiki list straight!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_E ... r#Timeline

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Some folks I immediately noticed missing from this list:
- The McCrary Sisters (recall they joined at Duke’s last show? Nashville 2013)
- Tommy Morrongiello, Bob’s roadie (2003-04?)
- Matt Glaser, Berklee violinist joined for Dogs and Released. (BU, Nov 2000)
- Natalie Merchant (1999, someone correct or confirm this...or maybe Larry joined her? can’t remember)
- Willie Nelson’s harmonica player (tall guy w afro-ish hair)
- Jeff Tweedy
- The Morning Jacket guy, Yim Yames
- Garth Hudson at SPAC
- Mick Taylor!!!
- Probably many others...
- AND WHY NOT MAVIS, BOB???

It made me wonder two things:
1. How many other special guests played, but aren’t on this particular list
...and...
2. Which Bob shows have you witnessed special guests at?


And if another thread exists about this, please point us to it.


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PostPosted: Sun January 21st, 2018, 19:10 GMT 
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Don't forget Sweet Liz!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s59eubEfLag

Well, she may not count.. she was extremely un-announced...


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 02:49 GMT 
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Oh yeah, let’s not forget Derek Trucks played with Dylan as a guest too!
Maybe before he was even a teenager.
So both he and his wife, Susan Tedeschi, have special guested.
And separately!

Edit: just found this pretty cool interview with Derek & Susan
and they both describe being called up on stage with Bob...
Good people.
http://tomorrowsverse.com/story/-69-33190.html

Everyone else probably already saw it.
They stopped by the Tulsa archives and
were interviewed last May. Cool find.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 06:00 GMT 
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Here a cpl more possibly

Wilco & MMJ -The Weight
https://youtu.be/i-YN2_mItVw

Mumford & Sons / Avett Brothers (On stage but not on tour) Maggie's Farm - - Terrible Wolfman Vocals. I think the sound engineer turned Bob down because he was more distorted than humanly possible but then realized that distortion was the lead singer :shock: Someone ought to keep Bob lubricated with those Fisherman's Friend Throat Lozenges.


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 07:04 GMT 
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These were all during The NET years as stage duet performances with exception to Wynton as they were backing jazz band only with Bob.

Tricia Yearwood - Tomorrow Night
https://youtu.be/OPZ_oKe1QJM

Bruce Springsteen - Highway 61
https://youtu.be/yFHQiIN0Fpw

Roger McGuinn + David Crosby
Mr Tambourine Man
https://youtu.be/cXgOfbDgy8E

The Rolling Stones - Like A Rolling Stone
https://youtu.be/X-uDpi0MYR8

The Wynton Marsalis Septet
Video gone - Audio only. Short set.
https://youtu.be/nhu8wncTHqo

Jeff Tweedy, Jim James
Twelve Gates To The City
https://youtu.be/UHKcSCCOuGo






All i can think of for now


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PostPosted: Mon January 22nd, 2018, 20:57 GMT 
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dylanswife wrote:
Here a cpl more possibly

Wilco & MMJ -The Weight
https://youtu.be/i-YN2_mItVw

Mumford & Sons / Avett Brothers (On stage but not on tour) Maggie's Farm - - Terrible Wolfman Vocals. I think the sound engineer turned Bob down because he was more distorted than humanly possible but then realized that distortion was the lead singer :shock: Someone ought to keep Bob lubricated with those Fisherman's Friend Throat Lozenges.


A couple of thoughts
1. It's nice Bob brings out his band for this
2. Is Tony playing the guitar?
3. I love the Avett Brothers, I just saw them over the summer, I had no idea they played with Bob


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 01:30 GMT 
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The Waifs


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 02:37 GMT 
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Does Bob on U2's stage count? I'm not clear if it works the other way round:
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The performance is every bit as good as the recording, too. Surely the band was buzzing with the knowledge that they would be sharing the stage with Dylan. It puts a charge into an electric main set, with nearly flawless performances of the new Joshua Tree material, plus “Maggie’s Farm” added in as a hint of what was to come (at the expense of “A Sort of Homecoming”).

The teasing continues at the start of “I Shall Be Released” in the encore as Bono says, “I can’t remember who wrote it.” A minute or so later, that question is answered definitively as he says, “Will you welcome Bob Dylan.”

Many have cited the muffled and improvised lyrics that follow on this and “Knockin’ On Heavens Door,” but I see it as a sign of the comfort both men have in making a moment, rehearsed or not. This priceless exchange sums that feeling up amusingly:

Bono: “You know I usually make up my own words to Bob Dylan songs. He says he doesn’t mind.”

Dylan: “I do it, too.”


As guest appearances go, it is a pretty ###ing great one. And it has never sounded better than it does on KeithM’s master tape.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 04:55 GMT 
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When did this occur? Does a video of the entire show exist?

Bob was tight with Bono back in the early 1980s. Bono, IIRC was highly infatuated with his Bobness and the two spent a lot of time talking about dead people while throwing back scotch and whiskey in the pubs.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 10:53 GMT 
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I'm sure, Tracy Chapman was a special guest once, maybe 1986 in Australia? Or was it Stevie Nicks and Tracy was guesting at another occasion?


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 11:35 GMT 
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dylanswife wrote:
When did this occur? Does a video of the entire show exist?

Bob was tight with Bono back in the early 1980s. Bono, IIRC was highly infatuated with his Bobness and the two spent a lot of time talking about dead people while throwing back scotch and whiskey in the pubs.


4/20/1987

There is a full audio recording of the concert that was recently posted on DIME. I have not seen any video.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 11:58 GMT 
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Nappy wrote:
The Waifs

Oh yeah. Forgot about that. Good one.
Cary, North Carolina
May 13, 2003
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (acoustic) (Bob and Larry on acoustic guitars,
Tony on standup bass, Freddie on electric guitar,
Donna and Vicki from the Waifs on backup vocals)

from boblinks.com


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 12:01 GMT 
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dylanswife wrote:
These were all during The NET years as stage duet performances with exception to Wynton as they were backing jazz band only with Bob.

Tricia Yearwood - Tomorrow Night
https://youtu.be/OPZ_oKe1QJM

Bruce Springsteen - Highway 61
https://youtu.be/yFHQiIN0Fpw

Roger McGuinn + David Crosby
Mr Tambourine Man
https://youtu.be/cXgOfbDgy8E

The Rolling Stones - Like A Rolling Stone
https://youtu.be/X-uDpi0MYR8

The Wynton Marsalis Septet
Video gone - Audio only. Short set.
https://youtu.be/nhu8wncTHqo

Jeff Tweedy, Jim James
Twelve Gates To The City
https://youtu.be/UHKcSCCOuGo






All i can think of for now

Good ones


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 12:05 GMT 
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kuddukan wrote:
Does Bob on U2's stage count? I'm not clear if it works the other way round:


Sure. That would be in the “Bob guesting with others” category.
He showed up once for a Stones rendition of Rolling Stone in Brazil once too.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 12:07 GMT 
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h.egbert wrote:
I'm sure, Tracy Chapman was a special guest once, maybe 1986 in Australia? Or was it Stevie Nicks and Tracy was guesting at another occasion?

Don’t recall those. Tracy was at the 30th (Bobfest) though.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 13:27 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
kuddukan wrote:
Does Bob on U2's stage count? I'm not clear if it works the other way round:


Sure. That would be in the “Bob guesting with others” category.
He showed up once for a Stones rendition of Rolling Stone in Brazil once too.


I would argue that if Bob is on the stage, it is his.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 13:30 GMT 
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kuddukan wrote:
I would argue that if Bob is on the stage, it is his.

Excellent! Post-of-the-Week!


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 13:32 GMT 
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Unless I missed it, Eric Clapton isn’t listed.

Also Mavis Staples and Paul Schaefer, and maybe a couple more from this performance:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/longandwas ... -show/amp/

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He is backed by Paul Schaefer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band (including drummer Anton Fig, who appeared on both Empire Burlesque and Knocked Out Loaded), and a collection of back-up singers that included Roseanne Cash, Nancy Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Michelle Shocked, and Mavis Staples, as he plays “Like a Rolling Stone”.


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 13:35 GMT 
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Yes to Stevie Nicks:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQ8wh1K88o


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 14:46 GMT 
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Lukas Nelson sat in on h61 a few times.
Jack White

And lets not forget Stu! Longest running special guest yet


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 18:16 GMT 
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Yoko at the HOF?!?

http://www.bjorner.com/DSN09020%20(1988%20Spring).htm

I’ve never noticed this index before but Bjorner has all the info we need here:

http://www.bjorner.com/aixa.htm


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PostPosted: Tue January 23rd, 2018, 20:09 GMT 
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Good link, yes.
So the trick is to sift out all the live gig special guest appearances.
Especially the ones missing.


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PostPosted: Wed January 24th, 2018, 08:43 GMT 
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Here you can download a chart of the NET with all musicians participating (as far as I could make them out).

https://www.sendspace.com/file/89ggcr


Rumour has it by the way, that a certain Joan Baez shared the stage with Bob at one or two occasions. :D


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PostPosted: Wed January 24th, 2018, 13:50 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Ran into this special guest appearances list while checking out Sydkat’s excellent timeline on the Wikipedia ‘Never Ending Tour’ page.

- Natalie Merchant (1999, someone correct or confirm this...or maybe Larry joined her? can’t remember)
- Mick Taylor!!!


Natalie never played with Bob. Larry joined her on violin at the last show in Portland, Maine and it was awesome.

Mick Taylor - as special guest? He was band member in 1984 of course, but did he make any apperances with Bob outside of his contracted performances?

Some I've seen:

Van Morrison - Boston 1998
Paul James - Buffalo 1999
Nils Lofgren and Little Steven - Zürich 1999
Elvis - New York 1999
Some unnamed girl (?) - Cologne 2000
Mark Knopfler - Luxembourg and others 2011


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kuddukan wrote:
Unless I missed it, Eric Clapton isn’t listed.

Also Mavis Staples and Paul Schaefer, and maybe a couple more from this performance:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/longandwas ... -show/amp/

Quote:

He is backed by Paul Schaefer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band (including drummer Anton Fig, who appeared on both Empire Burlesque and Knocked Out Loaded), and a collection of back-up singers that included Roseanne Cash, Nancy Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Michelle Shocked, and Mavis Staples, as he plays “Like a Rolling Stone”.


Well, wouldn't that have been a contracted backing band rather than special guests? I think in a more narrow definition of the term special guest Barefoot was looking for people Bob invited onto *his* stage and who wouldn't get compensated financially.

Don't think the entire string orchestra in Nara 1994 counts as special guests? ;-)


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