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Great Performances: Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Great Performances presents highlights from the star-studded concert tribute to Bob Dylan in 1992. An amazing Who’s Who of performers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s groundbreaking debut album from 1962, “Bob Dylan.” Taking viewers from front row center to back stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the special captures all the excitement of this historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as many of the greatest names in popular music pay homage to Dylan and the songs that made him a legend. Dylan, heralded as the definitive voice of the turbulent 1960's, brought to rock and roll the traditions of poetry, protest and personal confession. Each performer offers personal interpretations of Dylan favorites, revealing the indelible impression he has made on American music from folk to alternative rock, from country to gospel.

Episode Info

Episode number: 41x14
Production Number: 3907
Airdate: Saturday March 01st, 2014

Director: Gavin Taylor


Starring Roles
Bob DylanBob Dylan
As Himself

Guest Stars
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
As Himself
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
As Himself
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
As Himself
John MellencampJohn Mellencamp
As Himself
Neil YoungNeil Young
As Himself
Richie HavensRichie Havens
As Himself
Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
As Himself
Ron Wood (2)Ron Wood (2)
As Himself
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
As Herself
Shawn ColvinShawn Colvin
As Herself
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
As Himself
The BandThe Band
As Themselves
Tom PettyTom Petty
As Himself
Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman
As Herself
Episode Notes
On March 4, “Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Edition” will be released on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings with previously unreleased material including rehearsal footage, interviews and more.

In addition to the performances, Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration features rare archival performance and interview footage of Dylan on the road and off-the-cuff, and behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the artists.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The BandWhen I Paint My Masterpice 
Bob Dylan and ensembleMy Back Pages 
Bob Dylan and ensembleKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door 
Eddie VedderMasters of War 
Eric ClaptonDon’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 
George HarrisonAbsolutely Sweet Marie 
John MellencampLike a Rolling Stone 
Neil YoungAll Along the Watchtower 
Richie HavensJust Like a Woman 
Roger McGuinnMr. Tambourine Man 
Ron WoodSeven Days More 
Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roseanne CashYou Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 
Stevie WonderBlowin’ in the Wind 
Tom Petty & the HeartbreakersEverybody Must Get Stoned 

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJeffrey Kramer
ProducerJohn Bueno Diaz  |  Bill O'Donnell
Executive ProducerDavid Horn
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