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Washington, District Of Columbia

Opera House. John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center


Los Angeles, California

Soundstage 41, Universal Studios, Toby Cresswell interview


Los Angeles, California

A TV Studio, Speech to Willie Nelson


Malibu, California

Probably Bob Dylan’s Home, George Negus Interview




John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center


Opera House


Washington, District Of Columbia


20 January 1986




An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.




The Bells Of Freedom (Stevie Wonder)


I Shall Be Released


Blowin' In The Wind


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.



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.



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.





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.









A TV Studio


Los Angeles, California


January 1986







Speech to Willie Nelson during the 13th  Annual American Music Awards Ceremony




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 10 March 2021.









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.