On April 5, 1998 Bob Dylan went to Children's Hospital Ricardo Gutierrez in Buenos Aires, where he visited the sick children who were patients there. Dylan was in Argentina for the joint tour with the Rolling Stones, and that night she performed at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. Here is a picture of that day with the children hospital of the Argentine capital. and that night he performed at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. Bob Dylan joint tour with the Rolling Stones
DYLAN IN THE MADHOUSE!!! it was the coldest winter on record: Britain was frosty and grey. Millions of milk bottles were buried in snow drifts, Cliff was number one, and there were two TV channels and three radio stations (all BBC). This was the world a 21-year-old Bob Dylan entered when he visited London for the first time in December 1962, having never left America before. Dylan had been spotted playing in a Greenwich Village club by enfant-terrible TV director Philip Saville. Saville felt he’d be perfect for the part of Lennie, the rebellious young lead in a high-profile BBC drama Madhouse on Castle Street. Despite his total lack of acting experience, Dylan was hired for a substantial fee, brought over to the UK and put up at one of London’s poshest hotels, The Mayfair. He was in London for three weeks. He introduced himself to the folk scene, which was a direct parallel of the one he’d left behind in New York. Both were leftish, vibrant, cultish affairs that would provide Dylan with the springboard to transform popular music. As for the play, it exposed Dylan to Britain’s disturbing and surreal new genre of so-called ‘boarding house drama’. Madhouse on Castle Street is set in a boarding house somewhere in England. One of the tenants, Walter Tompkins, has retired to his room and vows never to come out again. Dylan sang four songs including the first ever broadcast of Blowin’ in the Wind. The BBC wiped the play in 1968 and it’s since become the Holy Grail of missing Dylan archive. Arena goes in search of that lost treasure, finding the rarest ever Dylan tracks along the way and exploring the bizarre, magical, not to say hilarious story of the first time Bob Dylan was let loose in London. https://walrusvideo.com/dylan-in-the-madhouse/
A few years later, June 26, 2004, Dylan made another surprise visit to a hospital where the children were hospitalized (see photo above). To the surprise of the medical staff and the parents of the children, Dylan went to the 'Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children' Belfast. Dylan was in Belfast for a concert from the Odyssey Arena, and spent the afternoon visiting three departments of the hospital.
The visit was organized by the management after Bob Dylan made it known that he would be pleased to do that private visit. A hospital spokesman said later that the visit created a pleasant stir among the patients, happy of that unexpected surprise. Dylan chatted with the children, played the harmonica for them and for their parents, and distributed many harmonics as gifts to hospitalized children. "I'm not sure if the children knew who Bob Dylan but since I was dressed in boots and hat 'stetson' cowboy knew it was someone famous."
photo by Marty Katz
The 1969 Isle of Wight Festival was held on 29–31 August 1969 at the English town of Wootton, on the Isle of Wight. The festival attracted an audience of approximately 150,000 to see acts including Bob Dylan, The Band, The Who, Free, Joe Cocker, the Bonzo Dog Band and The Moody Blues. It was the second of three music festivals held on the island between 1968 and 1970. Organised by Ronnie and Ray Foulk's Fiery Creations, it became a legendary event, largely owing to the participation of Dylan, who had spent the previous three years in semi-retirement. The event was well managed, in comparison to the recent Woodstock Festival, and trouble-free.
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