Friday, March 07, 2008

Montreal and London shows in 1962: setlist and photos

* Thanks to Brady Leyser for this extract from his book, Bob Dylan Live in Canada:

“Bob Dylan made his Canadian live debut in 1962. Although virtually unknown outside of New York's Greenwich Village at the time, his first album released only a few months earlier, Mr. Dylan played five straight nights in Montreal.

It was Bob Dylan's debut concert and 2nd, 3rd, & 4th time playing at The Pot-pourri in Montreal and debut concert at The Finjan Club in Montreal.

The Dates
Montreal, QC Thurs., June 28, 1962
Montreal, QC Fri., June 29, 1962
Montreal, QC Sat., June 30, 1962
Montreal, QC Sunday, July 1, 1962
Montreal, QC Mon., July 2, 1962

Only thirteen of the songs Bob Dylan performed are known. Of those, 6 were from albums, 2 were unreleased songs and 5 were cover and/or traditional songs.

Freight Train Blues
Quit Your Low Down Ways
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
He Was a Friend of Mine
The Death of Emmett Till
Let Me Die in My Footsteps
Two Trains Runnin'
Hiram Hubbard
Ramblin' On My Mind
Blowin' in the Wind
Muleskinner Blues
Rocks and Gravel.”

Details: Bob Dylan Live in Canada: A Concert History, 1962-2005 by Brady J. Leyser and Olof Bjorner. For Dylan Daily review - check out the Archive; cheapest place to buy the book is on

* And to Stewart Grant for a link to a priceless collection of early Dylan photographs:

Gerry Smith