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, an aspiring rock'n'roll trio featuring Robert
Zimmerman on vocals and piano, record a 78rpm acetate at Terlinde
Music in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Robert Zimmerman will find greater
fame as Bob Dylan
plays his first paid concert, at the Loeb Music Center for the University of New York Folk Society, New York City, USA. In the audience is his future girlfriend Suze Rotolo
's girlfriend Suze Rotolo
leaves New York City, USA, with her mother to study at the University of Perugia in Italy, Europe. Her departure will inspire Dylan to write two memorable love songs - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and Tomorrow Is A Long Time. The pair will break up in 1964.
While on a three-week road trip across the USA in a Ford station wagon with a group of friends, Bob Dylan
meets the poet Carl Sandburg, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
plays at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The highest new entry in Cashbox
magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Bob Dylan
's Positively Fourth Street, entering at No.25.
plays at the Community Concourse Theater, San Diego, California, USA.
holds a press conference in the Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. In the evening Dylan takes British singer Dana Gillespie to see John Lee Hooker
spends the last of four days recording tracks including When I Paint My Masterpiece, at Blue Rock Studio, New York City, USA. Leon Russell
and Bob Johnston are acting as co-producers.
And The Band play at the Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
for the album Blood On The Tracks.
enters the UK singles chart with his version of Bob Dylan
's Knockin' On Heaven's Door, which will peak at No38.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan
and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the Brandeis University, Shapiro Gymnasium, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
All of Bob Dylan
's vocal tracks and all mixed down tapes of the original recoridng of Hurricane, as recorded in July 1975, are erased because factual inaccuracies in the story are considered potentially actionable. This is why Hurricane was re-recorded four months later.
's album Street Legal
enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No2 during a twenty week run.
plays at the Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
and Stevie Wonder
induct nominees at the Grammy Awards
Ceremony, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. Michael Jackson
scoops a remarkable eight Grammies. The Police
get Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Group With Vocal for Every Breath You Take, and Best Rock Performance By A Group With Vocal for Synchronicity 2.
Dylan and The Dead, a live collaboration between Bob Dylan
and The Grateful Dead
, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No38 during a three-week run.
Preparing for his first tour of the 90s, Bob Dylan
plays a warm-up/rehearsal show at The Recreation Hall, Penn State, State College in Pennsylvania, USA.
and his band spend the second of two days rehearsing in Austin, Texas, USA, for upcoming live dates in Mexico.
plays at newly elected US president Bill Clinton's Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA, backed by the Quincy Jones
orchestra. Later the same day, at the Blue Jean Bash, Dylan plays with two members of The Band, Rick Danko and Levon Helm.
plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
At the Metropole Hotel in London, UK, Bob Dylan
conducts an extensive joint interview with a number of journalists from France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
At the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, Bob Dylan
wins a Golden Globe Award for his song Things Have Changed, in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
wins a Best Song Oscar for Things Have Changed which appears in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
And Merle Haggard
play the first of three nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
's Theme Time Radio Hour is broadcast for the first time in the UK on BBC Radio 2.
plays at The Palais Nikaia, Nice, France, Europe
plays at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Oceania
Music business manager Steve Popovich
dies at his home, aged 68
, in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. He had a history of heart troubles, and was suffering stress as a result of royalty litigation against Sony Music. He found success as a manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label, including Meat Loaf
, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick
, Bruce Springsteen
, Southside Johnny
And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan