Bob Dylan 1982


Olof Björner


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1             Introduction

After four years of extensive touring and recording Dylan takes a sabbatical year, performing only once with Joan Baez at the Peace Sunday Rally.


2             1982 At A Glance



3             The 1982 Calendar


Dylan joins Allen Ginsberg in the recording studio. One of the tracks, Airplane Blues, is eventually released in 1994 on the box Allen Ginsberg: Holy Soul Jelly Roll — Poems And Songs (1949-1993).

15 March

Dylan is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and is interviewed by Jane Hansen. A short snippet is broadcast by NBC-TV, 15 March and by ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America" on 16 March.


Dylan is alleged to have recorded with Al Kooper, Mick Taylor and Jack Bruce.

5 June

Recording session with Clydie King at Rundown Studios. Four different songs are recorded, but they remain unreleased. A couple of years later Dylan tells Mikal Gilmore in an interview that "I've also got a record with just me and Clydie King singing together and it's great, but it doesn't fall into any category that the record company knows how to deal with".

6 June

Dylan and Joan Baez perform at the anti-nuclear movement event Peace Sunday Rally.

8, 11, 14, 23 June

Working and rehearsal sessions at Rundown Studios.

22 December

Dylan visits Frank Zappa at his house and after playing about a dozen songs for him, asks him to produce his next album.



4             SOURCES


William J. Clinton

The Bob Dylan CD & CDR Field Recordings Guide Of William J. Clinton

Tim Dunn

I Just Write 'Em As They Come.
d Guide to the Writings of Bob Dylan
A Not-A-Ces Publishing Venture 1990.

Glen Dundas

Tangled Up In Tapes — 4th Edition

A Recording History of Bob Dylan

SMA Services, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 1999. Softcover 334 pages.

Clinton Heylin

A Life In Stolen Moments. Bob Dylan Day By Day 1941-1995.

Schirmer Books 1996, 404 pages.

Clinton Heylin

Bob Dylan, The Recording Sessions 1960-1994

St. Martin's Press, 1995, 233 pages.

Michael Krogsgaard

Positively Bob Dylan
A Thirty-Year Discography, Concert & Record Session Guide 1960-1991.
Popular Culture, Ink. 1991. 500 pages.

Michael Krogsgaard

Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3).
The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 111–142.

Craig Pinkerton

Bob's Boots

Ray Stavrou

A Vinyl Headstone Almost In Place
Loose leaf binder, 530 pages.



5             Bibliography

John Baldwin

The fiddler now upspoke, Volumes 1–5.

A collection of Bob Dylan interviews and press conferences.

Desolation Row Promotions, 1995.

Carl Benson (ed)

The Bob Dylan Companion — Four Decades of Commentary.

Schirmer Books, New York 1998. Softcover 306 pages.

Michael Gray

Song & Dance Man III. The Art Of Bob Dylan

Cassell 1999. Hardback 918 pages.

Clinton Heylin

Behind The Shades. A Biography.

Summit Books 1991, 500 pages.

Daniel Kramer

Bob Dylan. Citadel Press (hardback) or Pocket Books. Great photo book from 1964-1965.

Craig McGregor (ed)

Bob Dylan. A Retrospective.

William Morrow 1972

Anthony Scaduto

Bob Dylan. An intimate biography. New American Library 1973

Robert Shelton

No Direction Home. The Life and Music of Bob Dylan. New American Library 1986.

Howard Sounes

Down The Highway. The Life Of Bob Dylan. Groove Press 2001.

Elizabeth M. Thomson (ed)

Conclusions On The Wall. New Essays On Bob Dylan.

Thin Man 1980

Paul Williams

Watching The River Flow

Observations on Bob Dylan's Art-in-Progress, 1966-1995.

Omnibus Press 1996, 255 pages.

Paul Williams

Performing Artist – The Middle Years: 1974-1986
Underwood Miller 1992, 334 pages.