With the news of Bob Dylan recording a new record and also going on a national tour we’ll take you back to early March 1968.

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. In UK Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim was in the top 5 hits. Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.  The top songs in the USA looked like this:

  1. Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra – Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu)
  2. Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
  3. Dionne Warwick – (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
  4. Classics IV – Spooky
  5. 1910 Fruitgum Company – Simon Says
  6. The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain
  7. The Delfonics – La – La Means I Love You
  8. First Edition – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
  9. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart – I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite
  10. The Association – Everything That Touches You

Bob Dylan started a ten week run at No.1 on the UK chart with John Wesley Harding. The album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music after three albums of electric rock music and was exceptionally well received by critics, also reaching No.2 on the US charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable, considering that Dylan had made Columbia Records release the album without much publicity.

Now 48 years later Bob Dylan will be releasing his follow up to Fallen Angels, his 2015 album consisting of Frank Sinatra covers.  The record will be titled Shadows in the Night, and will be released on May 20th to kickoff his 27 city tour around the country.  For ticketing info head to Bob Dylan’s Official Site.  Here’s the list of tour dates and locations if any of you want to enjoy the twilight of a true musical legend.


June 4 & 5 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 7 – Eugene, Oregon @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
June 9 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 13 & 14 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
June 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 22 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 24 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
June 26 – Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
June 28 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
June 29 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
June 30 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
July 2 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
July 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 5 & 6 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
July 8 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 12 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
July 14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 16 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
July 17 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion