Bob Dylan at Glasgow Odeon in May 66 (share your memories)

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Bob Dylan at Glasgow Odeon in May 66 (share your memories)

Postby Marlon » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:58 pm

hi there

I am a new member here and this is my first topic, I am wondering if anyone here remembers this show? did they attend it? I am looking for anyone who attended this show to share their memories or even if you know someone who attended it like a relative or a friend, if you can plug them about it

Also does anyone have old newspapers clippings or photos they could upload

Does anyone remember seeing Dylan in glasgow in 66? there is a documentary called Eat the document which has scenes of Dylan appearing in George Square during some police dog show

thanks in advance

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Re: Bob Dylan at Glasgow Odeon in May 66 (share your memorie

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:36 am

Marlon wrote:hi there

I am a new member here and this is my first topic, I am wondering if anyone here remembers this show? did they attend it? I am looking for anyone who attended this show to share their memories or even if you know someone who attended it like a relative or a friend, if you can plug them about it

Also does anyone have old newspapers clippings or photos they could upload

Does anyone remember seeing Dylan in glasgow in 66? there is a documentary called Eat the document which has scenes of Dylan appearing in George Square during some police dog show

thanks in advance

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if this is for a Dylan book, documentary or some other publication please fess up now.
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Postby JayKay » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:22 am

There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.
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Re: Bob Dylan at Glasgow Odeon in May 66 (share your memorie

Postby Marlon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:18 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Marlon wrote:hi there

I am a new member here and this is my first topic, I am wondering if anyone here remembers this show? did they attend it? I am looking for anyone who attended this show to share their memories or even if you know someone who attended it like a relative or a friend, if you can plug them about it

Also does anyone have old newspapers clippings or photos they could upload

Does anyone remember seeing Dylan in glasgow in 66? there is a documentary called Eat the document which has scenes of Dylan appearing in George Square during some police dog show

thanks in advance

Marlon


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if this is for a Dylan book, documentary or some other publication please fess up now.


no its just for my own interest, HONEST
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Postby Marlon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:19 pm

JayKay wrote:There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.


I thought that was the copthorne, you see queen street in the background?
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Postby JayKay » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:03 pm

Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.


I thought that was the copthorne, you see queen street in the background?


Yes, it's the Copthorne (or more correctly the Millennium Hotel these days) but I believe it was called the North British Hotel Glasgow at the time the Bobmeister was there in '66.
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Postby Marlon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:24 pm

JayKay wrote:
Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.


I thought that was the copthorne, you see queen street in the background?


Yes, it's the Copthorne (or more correctly the Millennium Hotel these days) but I believe it was called the North British Hotel Glasgow at the time the Bobmeister was there in '66.


you a fan then? are you going to the gig at the secc in april?
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Postby JayKay » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:39 pm

Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:
Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.


I thought that was the copthorne, you see queen street in the background?


Yes, it's the Copthorne (or more correctly the Millennium Hotel these days) but I believe it was called the North British Hotel Glasgow at the time the Bobmeister was there in '66.


you a fan then? are you going to the gig at the secc in april?


yeah, but not going in April. Seen him enough times at the SECC to be honest. His shows have been a bit too hit and miss for me. Saw him at the Barras last time he was in Glasgow and he was incredible though. On eof the best gigs I've ever been at.
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Postby Marlon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:41 pm

JayKay wrote:
Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:
Marlon wrote:
JayKay wrote:There's footage of Dylan at the North British Hotel (now Copthorne, George Square) in the Martin Scorsese documentary. But you should have known that already.


I thought that was the copthorne, you see queen street in the background?


Yes, it's the Copthorne (or more correctly the Millennium Hotel these days) but I believe it was called the North British Hotel Glasgow at the time the Bobmeister was there in '66.


you a fan then? are you going to the gig at the secc in april?


yeah, but not going in April. Seen him enough times at the SECC to be honest. His shows have been a bit too hit and miss for me. Saw him at the Barras last time he was in Glasgow and he was incredible though. On eof the best gigs I've ever been at.


me too, I shouted out for girl from the north country and he played it heh heh, I am going because I feel I have to, his vocals have got rougher since that gig, I really do wish I could get some background info on the 66 glasgow gig though, I have never read about it anywhere, it would be nice to hear some memories of that historic gig, there must be some photos taken by members of the aud etc etc somewhere

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Postby JayKay » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:48 pm

I wouldnt count on audience pics existing. I suspect taking a camera to a gig was pretty unusual then, although you never know.

Might be worth checking the Record/Etimes archive, they may have something although I still think it's unlikely.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:22 pm

The Young Socialists were out in force for a booing session.


We queued knowledgeably. The headline on the front page of the Evening Times declared,"Dylan Blows In!" They were actually giving copies of this special edition away for free, but nobody took one. This was 1966, the only thing to be seen carrying in public was the mono LP Highway 61 Revisited. I had been totally hooked on Dylan since watching the two BBC TV 1965 concerts as a fourteen year old whose musical education had been limited to my big sister's singles collection, Cliff and the smooth haircut brigade. It wasn't the musical content of his performaces that hit me, it was the huge spectrum of his subject matter wrought into breathtaking lyrics. From then on it was a rollercoaster of discovery, borrowing or buying the LPs and playing this wonderful music over and over. Not surprisingly, the whole Dylan experience led me down some marvellous side roads to poetry, art, photography and the obvious guitar bashing. So, there I was, taking my seat in the Odeon theater to actually see and hear the music for myself. Much had been reported about the booing and heckling at previous concerts, so this Glasgow audience was not going to be outdone. As the euphoria from the acoustic first half performance wore off, we cleared our throats in readyness for a heckle-fest. As I mentioned earlier, my sister was my musical mentor until 1965. She dragged me to to concerts by the Searchers, Freddy and the Dreamers, the whole package tour adventure. This had not prepared me for Dylan and Co. unleashing their electric storm. We were all thrown back in our seats as they let us hear some good old American music. Of course we shouted abuse between songs, this was audience participation included in the ticket price. Song after song, each one better than the last right up to Like A Rolling Stone. What a way to go! Looking back on this great landmark night, I feel that we weren't really ready enough for this experience to do it justice. Personally I peaked too early musically because of this. Fifteen years old, going home on the bus with two hours of Bob Dylan ringing in my ears. What chance did I have? Nothing can match that.

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Postby Marlon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:28 pm

Thanks for that, where did you find it? I wonder if the evening times still has a copy of that special edition
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:35 pm

From Skyscrapercity:
Originally Posted by space_invader
hey - did anyone see Glasgow on the Bob Dylan documentary last week?
was a clip of him getting into a taxi in front of Queen St. station; he was staying in the Copthorne!
some wee dolls were there to see him off; they said: "We didnae boo.....come back soon." It was sweet. It was also sweet to see the barrel vault of the station clearly from the square. (was not marred by block in front which is there now)


There is further footage in the unreleased (but available) documentary "Eat The Document" from which the above is taken.
There is quite a long scene of Dylan standing with his back to the Hotel, watching Police Dog Handlers going through their routines on George Square, there are bagpipes to be heard also, I asume it's a Police Band. There are also scenes in the Hotel room itself, where Dylan & Robbie Robertson are running through very rough versions of three of Dylans most beautiful songs.
"What Kind of Friend is This" "I Can't Leave Her behind" & "On a Rainy Afternoon"
Sadly, the songs were never released (possibly never even recorded) On his return to the States, one of the wheels on his motorbike locked and as the NME put it "Yikes! Country Rock!! Date is either the 18th or 19th of May 1966.
There is also footage of Dylan performing "Tell Me Momma" onstage at the Odeon in Renfield St. on 19/05/66

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Obviously, if anyone wishes to see the footage.................
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Postby Marlon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:18 pm

HollowHorn wrote:From Skyscrapercity:
Originally Posted by space_invader
hey - did anyone see Glasgow on the Bob Dylan documentary last week?
was a clip of him getting into a taxi in front of Queen St. station; he was staying in the Copthorne!
some wee dolls were there to see him off; they said: "We didnae boo.....come back soon." It was sweet. It was also sweet to see the barrel vault of the station clearly from the square. (was not marred by block in front which is there now)


There is further footage in the unreleased (but available) documentary "Eat The Document" from which the above is taken.
There is quite a long scene of Dylan standing with his back to the Hotel, watching Police Dog Handlers going through their routines on George Square, there are bagpipes to be heard also, I asume it's a Police Band. There are also scenes in the Hotel room itself, where Dylan & Robbie Robertson are running through very rough versions of three of Dylans most beautiful songs.
"What Kind of Friend is This" "I Can't Leave Her behind" & "On a Rainy Afternoon"
Sadly, the songs were never released (possibly never even recorded) On his return to the States, one of the wheels on his motorbike locked and as the NME put it "Yikes! Country Rock!! Date is either the 18th or 19th of May 1966.
There is also footage of Dylan performing "Tell Me Momma" onstage at the Odeon in Renfield St. on 19/05/66

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Obviously, if anyone wishes to see the footage.................


thanks for that, I have both Eat the document and the Scorsese documentary. DA Pennebaker the guy who shot Eat the document says he filmed the entire Glasgow Odeon concert from onstage, both acoustic and electric sets, now I'd love to see that and god knows what other footage there is of Bob in and around Glasgow, there is footage of Bob in a limousine going through the Gorbals district in an unreleased cut of Eat the document called Something is Happening

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Re: Bob Dylan at Glasgow Odeon in May 66 (share your memories)

Postby Bridie » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:15 am

This cracks me up everytime I see it

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