Category: adorable

Smilin’ Bob Dylan, Newport Folk Festival, July…

Smilin’ Bob Dylan, Newport Folk Festival, July 24, 1965, the day also known as “Bob Dylan Goes Electric Eve”. Photo by Bob Gruen, via thevillager

The Beatles recording The Saturday Club for BB…

The Beatles recording The Saturday Club for BBC radio, Playhouse Theatre, May 21 1963, via multiplusbooks. These are adorable!

Iggy Pop, 1972 by Mick Rock: adorable.

Iggy Pop, 1972 by Mick Rock: adorable.

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, Hamburg, May 31 1984

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, Hamburg, May 31 1984

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Soft, warm, winter Robert. *sigh*

SWEATER ROBERT. With the sweetest little smile

Ahh, so cuddly. Some more of my favorite sweater Roberts:

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Even though it’s summer – I need some Robert in sweaters. Seriously, please someone do a Robert sweater post. (Although I guess they’re called jumpers??)

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Oh, God. You do realize that picture is what spawned everything I’ve ever written?? Dying. You are an evil woman. 😁❤️❤️❤️

Sweater Robert @firethatgrewsolow

You guys are fucking killing me.

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Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks #adorable

Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks #adorable

Smilin’ Bob Dylan in London’s Savoy Gardens, A…

Smilin’ Bob Dylan in London’s Savoy Gardens, April 1965, via rollingstone

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George Harrison and Bob Dylan rehearsing “If Not For You” for the Concert for Bangladesh (1971)

“I don’t mean to embarrass Bob or anything like that, but he’s said and done more, I think, than the lot of show business put together. You can take just one tune from back in the Sixties and it’s more meaningful than twenty or thirty years of what everybody else said, and yet he’s cranked out so many of them and said it with such insight and such wit – because that’s the thing that I pick up from him, he’s really funny. And I suppose in a way he’s a hero of mine. But, at the same time, like with Ravi, I’m blessed in as much as being with them just makes life that much better.”

– George Harrison, Living in the Material World

George Harrison and Bob Dylan rehearsing “If N…

George Harrison and Bob Dylan rehearsing “If Not For You” before the Sunday afternoon show of the Concerts for Bangladesh, Sunday, August 1, 1971. It’s messy, but adorable.

Like The Beatles, Bob Dylan had quit touring in 1966. Unlike The Beatles, and apart from  a 1969 TV performance with Johnny Cash, and an appearance with The Band at the Isle of Wight, Bob had all but disappeared. While he was generally up for lending a hand to George’s effort, he wasn’t sure what to sing, and was even less sure if he was going to be able to pull himself together to even show up at the appointed hour. When George introduced him that afternoon, he was by no means certain that Bob would actually walk out. 

While they were working out which songs to perform together, “If Not For You” was an obvious place to start. A lovely tune that Bob introduced on New Morning almost exactly a year earlier (August 12, 1970), George covered it on his own album All Things Must Pass, which was the #1 album in the US for the first 7 weeks of 1971, and for the months of February and March 1971 in the UK

Neither Bob nor George released “If Not For You” as a single, but in May 1971, it was the debut single for 22 year old Olivia Newton-John. Based on George’s arrangement rather than Bob’s, it reached #7 in the UK, and in the US, #25 on the Billboard Hot 200, and eight weeks straight at #1 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart! 

(Yes, I bought it. Yes, I still love it. Yes, I will post it later.)

Our boys passed on performing this for the big show(s), but this rehearsal is an enduring reminder that beyond being two of the all-time giants of popular music, and rock gods, they were also both just so incredibly fucking adorable.

Bob Dylan attending the Mariposa Folk Festival…

Bob Dylan attending the Mariposa Folk Festival 1972. Just as a fan, not there to perform. Photo by Sue Kawalerski.

“I don’t know how long I was there before I sensed that someone was coming up from behind. I turned my head away from the viewfinder just long enough to get a glimpse of a guy walking slowly towards me. I went back to taking pictures of ducks but in a split second it registered that the guy was Bob Dylan. Why I didn’t freak I don’t know. But I didn’t. Then, this guy, Bob Dylan, sits down on the ground next to me and asks me what I’m doing. Seemed pretty obvious to me but I told him I was taking pictures of ducks.” [x]