Bob Dylan – London, 1966 Caricature


Bob Dylan London 1966, illustrated here backstage on May 17, 1966 at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England age 25.

On Dylan’s 1966 World Tour, he went electric, moving away from his acoustic protest-singer phase into rock music, as he did in America a year earlier.

At the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England – Dylan opened with an acoustic set of seven songs, three from the as-yet unreleased Blonde on Blonde, three from Bringing It All Back Home and one from Highway 61 Revisited.
The audience greeted the material warmly, even rapturously at times. But it was during the electric set where, as had been the case for nearly a year, the atmosphere got ugly.

Moving into his electric set with his band The Hawks, he introduced the next song, one from his last all-acoustic album, Another Side of Bob Dylan, and practically egged on the audience by telling them that his folksinger days were behind him: “This is called ‘I Don’t Believe You.’ It used to be like that, and now it goes like this.”
Then came the reason why this concert has become a part of rock history. In a rare moment of quiet, somebody shouted, “Judas!”, which was followed by laughter and applause. “I don’t believe you,” Dylan shot back as he strummed his guitar and the Hawks began to fall in line. “You’re a liar,” he continued.

Drummer Mickey Jones may have lacked Levon Helm’s versatility and sense of swing, but he brought the hammer down on that snare drum something fierce, leading into possible the most savage version of “Like a Rolling Stone” that Dylan has ever performed.

Following the tour, Dylan retreated to Woodstock, NY, where, two months later, he would be involved in a mysterious motorcycle accident and spend the next few years in seclusion.
The Hawks joined him in early 1967, where they recorded The Basement Tapes. Helm returned to the fold toward the end of the year as the Hawks prepared to make their own music, on their own terms, as The Band.

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