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Today we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday! Throughout his life, Bob has given us some of the best songs, and has established himself as a prolific songwriter, lyricist and musician. In fact, this past year he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. To celebrate his special day, we look back at one of his best performances in recent memory: his performance at last year’s Desert Trip Festival.
To cap off his performances at the legendary Desert Trip festival, Bob Dylan decided to give the audience an extra special treat by dusting off this all-time classic for the first time in over three years! Dylan shocked the crowd of over 100,000+ by busting out one of his biggest hits: “Like A Rolling Stone.”
Many had thought Dylan permanently retired the tune, but luckily, they were wrong, and we all got to enjoy him performing it live once again at least one more time! Dylan played it as his first encore of the evening, before ending with a cover of Cy Coleman’s “Why Try To Change Me Now.”
Fun Fact: Dylan based the lyrics on a short story he had written about a debutante who becomes a loner when she falls out of high society. The lyrics that made it into the song are only a small part of what was in the story.
Desert Trip was a monumental concert that will live forever in music history. Here’s hoping Golden Voice (the concert provider) can put on a 2017 addition featuring more incredible artists! Earlier this week, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature!
Enjoy Dylan’s amazing performance of this timeless classic down below, and we at Society of Rock wish him a very Happy 75th Birthday, and may he have many more to come!