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is born in Decatur, Mississippi, USA. Evers will become a committed anti-segregation campaigner and, in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, he will be shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan
song Only A Pawn In Their Game
returns briefly to his former stamping ground, the Dinkytown district of Minneapolis, USA. While in the city, he will be recorded in performance, and the tracks will be released as The Minneapolis Hotel Tape.
plays a benefit show for CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality) at The City College Of New York, New York City, USA.
plays at a private party in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Using the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Dylan
spends the second of two days of recording with Eric von Schmidt and Richard Farina in Dobell's record shop basement, Charing Cross, London, UK.
writes to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC, USA, to protest
at his recent treatment by CBS-tv's Ed Sullivan
, where he was refused permission to perform the song
John Birch Paranoid Blues
. [N.B. This fact was gleaned from
information supplied by noted Dylan scholar Ian Woodward and
reproduced in ISIS No149]
When Joan Baez
plays a concert in Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, New York State, USA, Bob Dylan
makes a guest appearance.
When Bob Dylan
plays a concert at Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA, his parents, Abe and Beatrice 'Beatty' Zimmerman, are in the audience.
plays at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, Ohio, USA.
plays at the Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
With his UK tour over, Bob Dylan
and his wife Sara
fly to Spain, Europe, for a holiday.
's latest single, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No14 during a nine-week run.
Traffic in San Francisco
, California, USA, is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan
concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, On A Night Like This, by Bob Dylan
and The Band in the USA.
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 South Eastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
Prior to starting a tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan
holds a press conference in Tokyo, Japan.
spends the last of three days with Ra Aranga, a Maori woman with whom he has been enjoying an affair since his current tour arrived in New Zealand.
plays at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri.
plays the last concert of a mammoth 62-date US tour at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
On the Shot Of Love
tour Bob Dylan
plays at The Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
of The Rolling Stones
arrives in New York City, USA, to prepare for an upcoming performance with Bob Dylan
at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
plays at the University Of Mississippi, Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Levon Helm
Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Brian Mitchell. Among the songs recorded on this evening is the Bob Dylan
composition A Simple Twist Of Fate.
plays in the QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
plays at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.
plays in Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
begins his AmericanaramA
tour with a show at Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Support acts on the tour include Wilco
and My Morning Jacket.