The stunning and definitive live concert celebration of the life and music of Nobel-prize winning rock icon Bob Dylan is rolling into town.
Recreating all the classic hits like The Times They Are A-Changin’, Blowin’ In The Wind, Mr Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone, All Along The Watchtower, Lay Lady Lay and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, whilst telling some of the fascinating tales behind them, this year’s show also commemorates the 50thanniversary of Dylan’s famous Isle of Wight comeback.
With a top backing band, and evocative visual projections, The Bob Dylan Story takes its audience back to the 1960s, the era of Vietnam, anti-war and civil rights protests, and timeless music spearheaded by Dylan, as he plotted his journey from revered protest singer to provocative rock star to virtual recluse and back again, all in the space of a few short years.
Dylan’s 1969 Isle of Wight appearance was his only public concert in seven years, one of many reasons the event has been elevated to such legendary status.
“I have spoken to many of our audience members who were actually there among the 150,000-strong crowd, and it’s wonderful to hear their own personal memories,” said Bill Lennon, who wrote and plays Bob Dylan in the show. “It really was an incredible coup for the island to attract such a massive star, and essentially the success of the festival over the last 50 years can be traced all the way back back to Dylan’s door.”
Bill is looking forward to recreating the Isle of Wight vibe in the second half of the show, with several classics performed by Dylan and The Band on that heady summer evening including I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Quinn The Eskimo and Maggie’s Farm.
“The show has been touring for two years now and has been ecstatically received wherever we’ve played. My aim was to give Dylan’s many fans the opportunity to hear the songs as they remember them, all in one sitting. I can guarantee a profoundly nostalgic, thought-provoking, and ultimately wonderfully entertaining evening.“
The show, produced by All Relative Entertainment Ltd, appears at Swindon Arts Centre on Sunday 30thJune at 7.30pm. Call the box office on 01793 524481 or book online at www.swindontheatres.co.uk