BOB DYLAN 70 - THE BOB DYLAN STORY AT 70 - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 2nd July 2016
Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's six-part profile of his friend Bob Dylan.
It's 1976 and as the USA braces itself for the Bicentennial, Bob Dylan sets off in search of America - with a travelling band of musicians called The Rolling Thunder Review. He and The Band call time on performing together and hold a star-studded farewell concert in San Francisco called The Last Waltz. In an unexpected twist he is reborn as an evangelical Christian later that year resulting in three albums of inspirational material he released between 1979 and 1981. Bob performs at Live Aid, joins George Harrison and Roy Orbison in The Traveling Wilburys and finishes the decade on a critical high note with his 25th album Oh Mercy. Things Have Changed - Bob's first song of the 21st Century - is used in the film Wonder Boys and wins him a well-deserved Oscar.
The programme features the thoughts of George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof, Dylan biographer Patrick Humphries and folk musician Tom Paxton.
First broadcast in 2011.
Bob Dylan - Somebody Touched Me
Bob Dylan - Grand Coulee Dam
Bob Dylan & The Band - Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (Live)
Bob Dylan & The Band - I Shall Be Released (Live)
Bob Dylan - Every Grain Of Sand
USA For Africa - We Are The World
Traveling Wilburys - Dirty World
Bob Dylan - Man In The Long Black Coat
Bob Dylan - Floater (Too Much To Ask)
Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
Bob Dylan - Blackjack Davey
Bob Dylan - Political World
Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken
Bob Dylan - My Blue Eyed Jane
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Live)
Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet
Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
Bob Dylan - Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan - High Water (For Charley Patton)