Bob Dylan England Tour 1965

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Bob Dylan England Tour 1965
Tour by Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan performing in an unknown concert venue on his 1965 tour of England. This tour would be his last performed solo and acoustic.
Associated album Bringing It All Back Home
Start dateApril 30, 1965
End dateMay 10, 1965
Bob Dylan concert chronology

The Bob Dylan England Tour 1965 was a concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan during late April and early May 1965. The tour was widely documented by filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, who used the footage of the tour in his documentary Dont Look Back .

Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for six decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied existing conventions of popular music, and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture, such as on the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965).

D. A. Pennebaker American filmmaker

Donn Alan Pennebaker is an American documentary filmmaker and one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema. Performing arts and politics are his primary subjects. In 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award or "lifetime Oscar".

<i>Dont Look Back</i> 1967 documentary film directed by D. A. Pennebaker

Dont Look Back is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.

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Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue
April 30, 1965 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
May 1, 1965 Liverpool Liverpool Odeon Theatre
May 2, 1965 Leicester De Montfort Hall
May 5, 1965 Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
May 6, 1965 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
May 7, 1965 Manchester Free Trade Hall
May 9, 1965 London Royal Albert Hall
May 10, 1965

Set lists

As Dylan was still playing exclusively folk music live, much of the material performed during this tour was pre-1965. Each show was divided into two halves, with seven songs performed during the first, and eight during the second. [1] The set consisted of two songs from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan , three from The Times They Are a-Changin' , three from Another Side of Bob Dylan , a comic-relief concert staple; "If You Gotta Go, Go Now", issued as a single in Europe, and six songs including the entire second side of his then-recent album, Bringing It All Back Home .

Folk music musical and poetic creativity of the people

Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.

<i>The Freewheelin Bob Dylan</i> 1963 studio album by Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records. Whereas his self-titled debut album Bob Dylan had contained only two original songs, Freewheelin' represented the beginning of Dylan's writing contemporary words to traditional melodies. Eleven of the thirteen songs on the album are Dylan's original compositions. The album opens with "Blowin' in the Wind", which became an anthem of the 1960s, and an international hit for folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary soon after the release of Freewheelin'. The album featured several other songs which came to be regarded as among Dylan's best compositions and classics of the 1960s folk scene: "Girl from the North Country", "Masters of War", "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right".

<i>The Times They Are a-Changin</i> (album) 1964 studio album by Bob Dylan

The Times They Are a-Changin' is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 13, 1964 by Columbia Records. Whereas his previous albums Bob Dylan and The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan consisted of original material among cover songs, Dylan's third album was the first to feature only original compositions. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely arranged ballads concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track is one of Dylan's most famous; many feel that it captures the spirit of social and political upheaval that characterized the 1960s.

First half
  1. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
  2. "To Ramona"
  3. "Gates of Eden"
  4. "If You Gotta Go, Go Now (or Else You Got to Stay All Night)"
  5. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
  6. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"
  7. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Second Half
  1. "Talkin' World War III Blues"
  2. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
  3. "With God on Our Side"
  4. "She Belongs to Me"
  5. "It Ain't Me Babe"
  6. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
  7. "All I Really Want to Do"
  8. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Set list per Olof Bjorner. [1]

Aftermath

Joan Baez accompanied him on the tour, but she was never invited to play with him in concert. In fact, they did not tour together again until 1975. After this tour, Dylan was hailed as a hero of folk music, but two months later, at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, he would alienate his fans and go electric. Dylan was the only artist apart from the Beatles to sell out the De Montfort Hall in the 1960s. Even the Rolling Stones did not sell out this venue.

Joan Baez American singer

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. Although generally regarded as a folk singer, her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s, and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country, and gospel music.

Newport Folk Festival music festival

The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival is often considered one of the first modern music festivals in America and remains a focal point in the ever-expanding genre of "folk" music.

By 1965, Bob Dylan was the leading songwriter of the American folk music revival. The response to his albums The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Times They Are a-Changin' led the media to label him the "spokesman of a generation".

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References

  1. 1 2 Bjorner (August 7, 2000) Manchester, England, May 7, 1965 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 27, 2010