BOB DYLAN, AGAINST ALL ODDS, 2009; PHOTO ESSAY #4 (2018): Coming in from the storm

 |   |  1 min read

BOB DYLAN, AGAINST ALL ODDS, 2009; PHOTO ESSAY #4 (2018): Coming in from the storm

Although there were no photographers and phone photos allowed at the recent Bob Dylan concert in Auckland, the promoters and Dylan's management provided images to the media to cover any articles written.

Unfortunately none of them were of much visual relevance because they were not recent.

But there was such an interesting series of images of the very young Dylan -- just into his 20s when he was the emerging folksinger and soon to be the "spokesman for a generation" -- which we posted here.

And again photos when when he electrified his music and the world (here).

Then we presented another photo essay of Dylan when it all came to a grinding halt and he retreated from the frontline and headed into the country for another remarkable reinvention which came with the John Wesley Harding album in '67. 

These were terrific images so it seemed a shame to let them go unused.

Here we have just a few from the end of the first decade in the 2000s when, against the odds he enjoyed a remarkable career reinvention with Love and Theft, Modern Times, and Together Through LIfe as well as releasing the excellent Bootleg Series Vol 8 Tell Tale Signs; Rare and Unreleased  1989-2006 collection.

The troubadour just kept going . . .  and getting better

For more on Bob Dylan at Elsewhere start here. Our review of the 2018 Auckland concert is here

(All images used with permission)

Bob_Dylan_2009

Bob_Dylan_2009____2

Bob_Dylan_2009____3

Share It

Your Comments

Gaylene Martin - Sep 4, 2018

Love the Dylan photo essays - they epitomise the different stages of his life - classic portraits here

post a comment

More from this section   Something articles index

WIRED FOR SOUND: Electronic music for the mind and body

WIRED FOR SOUND: Electronic music for the mind and body

When composer Douglas Lilburn left New Zealand at the dawn of the Sixties, it was because he felt he had been isolated from developments in contemporary music, and he was curious about electronic... > Read more

HISTORY ACTUALLY REPEATS (2014): Rare, lost or out-of-print New Zealand music gets a second coming

HISTORY ACTUALLY REPEATS (2014): Rare, lost or out-of-print New Zealand music gets a second coming

This week I was invited to a function in Auckland hosted by recordedmusic.co.nz. The event -- at which Shona Laing and John Hanlon performed -- was entitled Tied to the Tracks, named after a... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE BARGAIN BUY: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Greatest Hits

THE BARGAIN BUY: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Greatest Hits

Here's my theory about the early acclaim afforded the latest Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album Hypnotic Eye. Word went out -- from Tom? - that this was a real rocking return to their... > Read more

MIKE STERN INTERVIEWED (2013): Guitar to the stars . . . and Miles beyond

MIKE STERN INTERVIEWED (2013): Guitar to the stars . . . and Miles beyond

Guitarist Mike Stern spent time in Miles Davis bands in the early Eighties at a time when Davis – having been absent from the scene – was making yet another comeback. You'd think... > Read more