>From the Cornell Daily Sun, November 8, 1965
"Bob Dylan In Concert (It's What's Happenin')"
Bob Dylan is what's happenin', baby. FOLK ROCK: the animals, the
turtles, the byrds, barry mcguire, the spokesman, donovan, the lovin'
spoonful, johnny rivers, we five, sonny & cher, time, newsweek, etc.
Dylan remains disinterested -- except for the bread.
. . . and all these young chicks in painted wheatjeans jerking to
the Eve of Destruction. But there's where it's at. It's nothing new
for Dylan -- a return to high school . . . and he IS having fun.
Dylan in concert -- completely divorced from the audience, while a
student in the row before studies him with binoculars: what does he
look like; how does he walk; buddy, are you for real?
It must take a great deal of discipline to sit there coldly and
watch him perform. His harp make us want to dance. Sharp, shrill,
searing, soaring -- like Coltrane. But there's always someonethere to
bring you down (the audience).
While the great beautiful sound rolls over you, wrapping you in
its folds. So strong you can touch it. LEVON & the HAWKS: strong
stacccato [sic] bass; organ and piano blurring into one complete whole;
whrill harp and guitar rising above. WOW.
"We want Dylan!"
"O.K., you can have him!" That Dylan died with the release of
"Another SIde." THIS one is more HONEST, more NATURAL, more PERSONAL.
Songs of love and other absurdities. A NEW KIND OF PROTEST. And a new
rock sound -- full bodied, very big, and very masculine.
I don't know whether the standard report of a Buffalo, NY concert for
this date is in error as to the date or to the venue. The November 6
Ithaca report, however, looks rock solid to me, as I've turned up an
announcement as well as this review.
I don't have time right now to sign up on Google groups to reply to the
gentleman who reported the Ithaca show. At the end of his posting he
wondered about the apparent conflict with the Buffalo show that is out
in much of the Dylan world. Attached is an from the Nov 3 1965 edition
of the Buffalo News and it has the Buffalo show as Nov 20th, 1965.
Weren't all those dates originally from the public record of the legal
procedings between Dylan and Grossman when they split?
As those of us in bands know, sometimes the show the promoter books is
not the one you end up playing.
See attached file. Keep up the good work.
Karl Erik Andersen
> I received this from Tom Fischer today. The file he mentions is a
> newspaper ad, see http://expectingrain.com/dok/div/Bobad.jpg
> Karl Erik,
> I don't have time right now to sign up on Google groups to reply to the
> gentleman who reported the Ithaca show. At the end of his posting he
> wondered about the apparent conflict with the Buffalo show that is out
> in much of the Dylan world. Attached is an from the Nov 3 1965 edition
> of the Buffalo News and it has the Buffalo show as Nov 20th, 1965.
Which means the show previously thought to have taken place on Nov 20, 1965,
in Rochester, NY, either was rescheduled (to what date?) or never occurred.
I've never seen a venue listed for the supposed Rochester show so maybe that
one was questionable all along. Thanks to all for the new information.