Bob Dylan - BBC TV Centre 1965

This specific recording of Bob Dylan has an interesting history to go with it. The actual performance was back on June 1st 1965 at the BBC Television Centre in London with a studio audience.

The set was then broadcast in two parts on BBC TV in the UK on the 15th and 26th June 1965. As far as I can find out the BBC broadcast the second half of the recording first.

The notes that accompanied this recording provide the actual 'history' of this specific recording as follows.

This specific audio track was originally recorded on the 15th & 26th June 1965, in Hull, Yorkshire, UK. using a KB domestic 1/4in. recorder with a BSR tape deck, running at a speed of 3.75ips via a line connection to Rediffusion wired system junction box (TV set).

This tape, while in great quality, came in the wrong speed and needed some work before it was listenable.Volume, speed & pitch corrected in London, U.K. 10th - 12th September 2005 using CoolEdit Pro 2.0. Some additional remastering including fade-in, fade-outs at start & end of disc were done. Noise or hiss reduction has not been performed, in order to best preserve the atmosphere and feel of the original tape which this can sometimes take away.

With the nonsense that surrounded Bob Dylan 'going electric' at the time, perhaps the real beauty of this solo performance was the chance just to do his thing with a smaller audience. This is a delight to listen to, was it really 45 years ago?

Source: BBC TV Broadcasts

Sound Quality: Very good mono mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Rock, folk rock, folk, blues, country.

Session: BBC TV Centre performance.

Set List:

(Broadcast June 26th, 1965).
01 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
02 Mr Tambourine Man
03 Gates Of Eden
04 If You Gotta Go, Go Now
05 Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
06 It Ain't Me Babe

(Broadcast June 15th, 1965).

07 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
08 One Too Many Mornings
09 Boots Of Spanish Leather
10 It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
11 She Belongs To Me
12 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Website: Official HERE.


There are a number of versions of this performance from different original sources, this is the best copy we have heard. Italian bootleg label 'Great Dane Records' included this in the 14 CD box set 'Bob Dylan 1965 Revisited'. As with so many Bob performances they are well circulated.

Reloaded 25/May/2015 - download link in comments.


Beehive Candy said…
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John said…
Awesome -- thanks for posting this, hadn't seen this info before.

ian w said…
Broadcast on 19 and 26 June 1965 (not 15 and 26). I watched both programmes.

The photograph on the cover was taken in the BBC canteen
Anonymous said…
Are you sure this is speed-corrected? Sounds like it plays too fast.
Anonymous said…
There were also 2 shows by Joan Baez broadcast sequentially by the BBC. I think she "went first" but I cannot quite remember.
This is in fact the tv appearance which Albert Grossman, ably abetted by Tito Burns, negotiates in the film Don´t Look Back. Though it seems that Granada won on screen, in truth it was the Beeb which did.

Bob´s second major BBCtv appearance, after Madhouse on Castle Street.
Unknown said…
The recording you are offering is not the version used on "1965 Revisited". That was made with a microphone held against the radio.
Dylanblues said…
Thanks very much for this; really appreciate it.
Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
Too Sad the link does not work. Could you be so kind to make a "RE-REPLACEMENT DOWNLOAD LINK "

Beehive Candy said…
Download Link:

Password: bigreup15-013#

Reloaded 25/May/2015

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