Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone (Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall)

I’m just browsing around YouTube this afternoon and, via Hendrix, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones, ended up at the amazing live version of Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan that forms the ending of the documentary No Direction Home and is available on the documentary’s soundtrack.

It was famously recorded at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall in 1966 at the time when Dylan was receiving a lot of criticism from folk afficianados for ‘going electric‘. Just before he plays Like A Rolling Stone one ‘fan’ shouts Judas at Dylan. Dylan, obviously not happy, exhorts the band to:

Play it fucking loud!

They do. Fan is so ashamed he refuses to go public for over 30 years. Dylan wins.


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