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1986  Early sessions

 

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January

20

Washington, District Of Columbia

Opera House. John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center

early

Los Angeles, California

Soundstage 41, Universal Studios, Toby Cresswell interview

 

Los Angeles, California

A TV Studio, Speech to Willie Nelson

late

Malibu, California

Probably Bob Dylan’s Home, George Negus Interview

 

 


7630

John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center

 

Opera House

 

Washington, District Of Columbia

 

20 January 1986

 

 

 

An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

1.

The Bells Of Freedom (Stevie Wonder)

2.

I Shall Be Released

3.

Blowin' In The Wind

4.

Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Madelyn Quebec, Peggi Blu, and Queen Esther Marrow (backup vocals).

1 Stevie Wonder (shared vocal).

2 Stevie Wonder’s band Wonderlove.

3 Stevie Wonder (shared vocal), Mary Travers (shared vocal), Noel Paul Stookey (shared vocal & guitar), Peter Yarrow (shared vocal & guitar).

4 Orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones. Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, The Boys Choir Of Harlem, Bill Cosby, André Crouch, Neil Diamond, Eastern Highschool Blue & White Marching Machine, Amy Grant, Dick Gregory, Gregory Hines, Whitney Houston, Judy Jamison, Al Jarreau, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Wynton Marsalis, Bette Midler, Eddie Murphy, Michael Peters, Pointer Sisters, The Reach Ensemble, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Shiloh Gospel Choir, Elizabeth Taylor, Cicely Tyson, Barbara Walters, Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen (shared vocal).

 

Unauthorized Release

(The release is unauthorized and is not associated with or approved by Bob Dylan or his current recording label).

2, 3 released in the UK on DVD Bob Dylan Live Transmissions: Part One, RMS 2661, March 2008.

 

Bootlegs

Be My Guest. Blue Eyes 005.

Hard To Find Vol 3. Effective Mining .

Hard To Find Vol 4. Treasure Records 187071-3.

Precious Memories Vol 5. No label.

You Don't Know Me. Great Dane 9314A/B/C/D.

 

Notes

2-4 broadcast by NBC-TV same day with two hours delay and later by several TV-stations worldwide in the program “An All-star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.”.

The backing singers on track 4 were singing from New York City, New York.

2-4 mono TV broadcast.

Stereo audience recording, 12 minutes

 

Session info updated 9 February 2017.

 

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7635

Soundstage 41

 

Universal Studios

 

Los Angeles, California

 

Early January 1986

 

 

 

Telephone interview by Toby Cresswell.

 

 

Note. The printed version was published in the Australian Rolling Stone 16 January 1986.

 

Reference. The Fiddler Now Upspoke, Volume 2, Desolation Row Promotions, pages 541-558.

 

Mono recording, 48 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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7640

A TV Studio

 

Los Angeles, California

 

January 1986

 

 

 

Speech to Willie Nelson

 

 

Notes

·       Bob Dylan’s congratulation speech to Willie Nelson, when he got the First Annual Award Of Appreciation for his work for humanitarianism, e.g. Farm Aid.

·       The award was presented 27 January 1986.

·       Broadcast by ABC-TV network the same day.

 

Mono TV recording, 1 minute.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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7650

Probably Bob Dylan’s Home

 

Malibu, California

 

Late January 1986

 

 

 

 

 

Interview by George Negus.

 

 

Note. Broadcast by Australian TV, Channel 9 in the program ”Sixty minutes”, 10 February 1986.

 

Mono TV recording, 6 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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