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The
Cambridge
Bob Dylan
Society

We are in our 35th year of regular meetings in Cambridge, and now meet at The Red Bull pub [in the upstairs Function Room], 11 Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9JZ.

Come and meet other Dylan fans and hear all the latest Dylan news. You'll find dates for our meetings here, along with venue information. It would be great to see Dylan friends old and new.

Bobchat evenings are when members of The Cambridge Bob Dylan Society [and anybody else who wants to come along] get together and talk about all those Bobthings that never get talked about anywhere else. The meetings are a blend of Dylan audio, Dylan video and Dylan chat [mostly chat]. Very informal, over a pint, all are welcome.

We are one of the longest running Dylan groups in the UK.

 

Dylan video, Dylan audio - and a room full of Dylan fans

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Contact TCBDS: e-mail John Nye  e-mail John Stokes    
     

     
The next Bobchat meeting of The Cambridge Bob Dylan Society will be held at The Red Bull on Thursday, January 30, starting at 7.30pm
 
meetings
 
These are confirmed dates for Bobchat meetings of The Cambridge Bob Dylan Society.
 
2019
Saturday 14 December 2019, 7.30pm  -  NEW EVENT
John Green Anniversary
A special evening is being held at The Red Bull [in the upstairs Function Room] to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of John
Green, who was a completist Bob Dylan collector, a Freewheeler and a very good friend to many. There will be plenty of Dylan audio
and video during the evening as well as lots of chat. Things will get under way from around 7.30pm, so come and join us. This will
not be our usual TCBDS style of meeting, just new friends and old getting together for a pre-Christmas evening, while remembering
John Green. All are welcome.
We held a series of six annual John Green Days from 2001 [see here].
2020
Thursday 30 January 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 28 May 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 23 July 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 24 September 2020, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 November 2020, 7.30pm
 

 
Bobchat meetings at:
The Red Bull
(in the upstairs Function Room)

11 Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9JZ
Tel: 01223 300943

Meetings start at 7.30pm [Admission £2 - collected at the end of the meeting]

[for directions, see here]  [The Red Bull on Facebook here]

The Red Bull   The Red Bull
 
The Red Bull, Newnham
The Red Bull [from Urban Sketchers Cambridge, a Facebook group]
     
The Red Bull is a friendly pub and has good food - it's best known for its pizzas. The burgers are very nice too. There's a car park behind the pub, access in Hardwick Street. JN

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Bobchat meetings

2019

28 November 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye  ●  John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': 'Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue [Bootleg Series Vol. 05]' went under the spotlight and we played 'Isis' ● Richard Stokes led us through the story behind the Woody Guthrie song 'The Sinking of the Reuben James'  ●  John Nye talked about another Woody Guthrie song 'Dear Mrs Roosevelt' and the resurrection of it by Bob Dylan & The Band at The Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall on 20 January 1968. The song and the event are the subject of an online podcast currently available at PodBean [click here, then scroll down for links to download the 13-part podcast]  ●  John Nye gave a diary date for the Bob Dylan tribute band Simply Dylan playing next year at The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on July 11 [see here]  ●  We remembered John Cohen, musician, photographer and archivist, who died on September 16 aged 87. He was one of the first to photograph the young Bob Dylan in New York in 1962, and we played a short video of John talking about his first meeting with Dylan and about the pictures he took [see here]  ●  Jeff Stevens and the Bob Dylan/Rolling Stones performance of 'Like A Rolling Stone' from the new official Rolling Stones release 'Bridges To Buenos Aires'. We played the official video version, as well as the audio from another Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones performance of 'Like A Rolling Stone', from Montpellier, France, on 27 July 1995  ●  John Nye led the discussion on 'Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15', and we played a collection of promo videos for the release, including documentary footage concerning the Dylan/Cash and Earl Scruggs recordings  ●  Chris Cooper talked about the current Bob Dylan tour and the prospect of concerts next year. At the time of the meeting Dylan was nearly half-way through a 10-night residency at The Beacon Theatre in New York  ●  Chris Cooper delivered his final talk on his thoughts and conclusions following his visit to The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa earlier this year. Tonight he turned his attention to 'Desire' session sheets  ●  Audio: BBC radio DJs David Hepworth and Simon Mayo on why it's pointless to try and interview Bob Dylan  ●  Video: Bob Dylan and his band performing 'Tangled Up In Blue' at The Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, 5 May 2017 [poster here] JN

26 September 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye  ●  John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': 'Slow Train Coming' went under the spotlight and we played 'Precious Angel'  ●  We remembered D.A.Pennebaker, the documentary film-maker, who died on August 1 aged 94, and played the 'Don't Look Back' outtake video 'If You Gotta Go, Go Now' [De Montfort Hall, Leicester - 2May1965]  ●  John Nye led the discussion on 'Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15', the latest multi-CD collection in the Bootleg Series being released on November 1  ●  Jeff Stevens unveiled his quiz 'Who said what to Bob?', which had a prize of the latest edition of 'Bridge' magazine that includes an interview by Chris Cooper with Michael Chaiken, curator of The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa  ●  Allen Purvis on the latest Bob Dylan art exhibitions both here and abroad  ●  Chris Cooper continued with his thoughts and conclusions following his visit to The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa. Tonight he turned his attention to 'Street Legal' session sheets ... more to follow at the next Bobchat meeting on November 28  ●  David Palmer reported on the 'Million Dollar Bash' festival, which was held in August celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's appearance at the 1969 Isle Of Wight Festival  ●  'Echo Of The North Country', that 'new' Bob Dylan poem unveiled by Ashley Hutchings at 'Million Dollar Bash' and we played the video of Ashley reading the poem from the stage  ●  We also rewound to the 1969 IOW festival with some new footage from the event - 'She Belongs To Me'. We also played part of a video with IOW organiser Ray Foulk talking about the background and development of the 1969 Isle Of Wight festival  ●  Video: Hurricane [1975-11-19 Worcester, Massachusetts] and You're A Big Girl Now [1976-05-23 Fort Collins, Colorado] [poster here] JN

25 July 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye  ●  John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': Shot Of Love went under the spotlight and we played 'Every Grain Of Sand'  ●  Jeff Stevens talked us through the Rob Stoner interview 'Know Your Bass Player' [part one can be found here, part two here]  ●  John Nye led the discussion on Bob Dylan's last two concerts of his recent European tour - BST Hyde Park, London and Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland. Jonathan Fudger attended both and we played the video of that duet with Neil Young from the Kilkenny show 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken'  ●  Chris Cooper spoke at length about his recent trip to the US and his many visits to The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa. He spent long days rummaging through the archive gathering information for his DylanBase database. Lots of stories and dozens of assorted facts ... to be continued at the next Bobchat meeting on September 26  [poster here] JN

13 June 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye  ●  John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': Street-Legal went under the spotlight and we played the majestic 'Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)'  ●  Jeff Stevens reviewed Bob Dylan's concert on 2 April at the s.Oliver Arena in Würzburg, Germany  ●  Jonathan Fudger talked briefly about the Paris show he attended  ●  Allen Purvis on the 2019 instalment from Bob Dylan’s 'The Beaten Path' art collection  ●  'RollingTCBDS Bobchat 27 July 2017 Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese' got its Netflix premiere the day before our meeting: 'Part documentary, part concert film and part fever dream'. David Palmer, Jeff Stevens and Chris Hamilton all attended the London premiere and talked about the film and the event, particularly the 'fever dream' fantasy aspect of the film  ●  John Nye introduced the brief discussion about the new 14CD boxset 'The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings'  ●  Chris Rolph showed some bootleg vinyl of Rolling Thunder concerts from his extensive collection  ●  Wes Stace, who wrote the notes included in the new Rolling Thunder boxset, was a regular attendee of early TCBDS meetings. In fact, our first ever meeting was held in his Jesus College rooms [Hello Wes, what a small world!]  ●  John Nye on Bob Dylan's European tour resuming in Bergen, Norway on June 21, and including BST at Hyde Park, London, and Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland, both shows where he shares the stage with Neil Young  ●  Video: 'If Not For You - A Bob Dylan Film', a 78th birthday tribute to Bob Dylan, made by Jaimin Rajani and Vineet Arora, see here; Dylan on stage in Vienna 16 April reprimanding some in the audience for taking photos. [poster here] JN 

28 March 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye  ●  John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': Infidels outtakes on 'Bootleg Series Vols 1-3: Rare & Unreleased 1961-1991' went under the spotlight and we played 'Blind Willie McTell'  ●  We remembered Izzy Young, who sadly passed away in February and played two short video extracts of him talking about Bob Dylan  ●  Richard Stokes on a scathing profile of Israeli art dealer Ehud Sheleg and comments about Bob Dylan's art  ●  Record Store Day, Saturday April 13 - Bob Dylan, 'Blood On The Tracks' - original New York test pressing, see website here  ●  Jeff Stevens played an audio of the late Steve Ripley talking about the 1981 Bob Dylan tour and meeting up with George Harrison and Ringo Starr. He also played an interview with Larry Charles talking about Bob Dylan and his film 'Masked & Anonymous'  ●  John Nye introduced the discussion on 'The World Of Bob Dylan', the first international Bob Dylan symposium, being held in Tulsa, USA, from May 30 to June 2, see here  ●  'Dylan Archives IV', rare Bob Dylan film clips from The Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa, will be screened at The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival on April 28, see here  ●  'Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond', an exhibition presented by The Bob Dylan Center and being held at Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum starting on May 10, see here  ●  John Stokes on 'Dylan the villain' winning the ultimate prize at the Crufts dog show  ●  John Stokes reviewed 'A Wanderer By Trade', a new book by Patrick Webster  ●  Chris Cooper reviewed 'A Voice From On High' a new book by Phil Mason, and 'The Story of The Band: From Big Pink to the Last Waltz', a new book by Harvey Kubernick and Ken Kubernik  ●  'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese', the film about the 1975 leg of the tour and soon to be premiered on Netflix, will have a 14-CD set accompanying it, to be released in May  ●  Bob Dylan starts his European tour on March 31 - from Dusseldorf to Kilkenny, 36 dates including his only UK concert at BST Hyde Park on July 12  ●  Video: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez, Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 October 1964; Bob Dylan & The Band, two clips from Melbourne, 1966; Bob Dylan parody from German TV [English with German subtitles]; Pablo Dylan [Bob Dylan's grandson] - 'The Final Somersault'; 'Gotta Serve Somebody', Beacon Theatre, New York, 27 November 2018; 'Visions Of Johanna', Chicago, 27 October 2001. [poster here] JN

31 January 2019
Intro and outline of the night's agenda from John Nye, and we remembered Clydie King and Steve Ripley, who both sadly passed away in January    John Stokes and 'Play A Song From Me': 'Dylan & The Dead' went under the spotlight and we played 'Queen Jane Approximately'    John Nye spoke briefly about Bob Dylan and Neil Young's 'stand-alone' concert this year at 'British Summer Time' in Hyde Park, London, on July 12    John Nye on Simply Dylan playing at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on February 15 [see here]    Every picture tells a story - John Stokes on the photos in the new 'More Blood, More Tracks' boxset and what they reveal    Chris Cooper on rumours and assorted facts surrounding future Bob Dylan Bootleg Series projects    'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob DylanTCBDS Bobchat 27 July 2017 Story by Martin Scorsese', a film about the 1975 leg of the tour, will be released on Netflix later this year: 'Part documentary, part concert film and part fever dream'    In search of Renaldo - Chris Cooper introduced the discussion on the Allen Ginsberg interview with Bob Dylan on 28 October 1977 [link here (with thanks to Steve Silberman and his Twitter account)   Chris Cooper on fake Dylan memorabilia [see here]    Armando Fusco spoke about Bob Dylan vinyl bootlegs    Chris Cooper and the more than expected number of Bob Dylan notebooks currently being held at the Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa    Audio: 'On Wisconsin' - Trapper Schoepp [Dylan lyrics] [audio here]; 'Gone But Not Forgotten' - Bear And A Banjo [Dylan lyrics] [audio here]    Video: Bob Dylan & Clydie King (duet), 'Abraham, Martin & John', from 'Trouble No More' boxset; Bob Dylan (with Steve Ripley on guitar), 'Like A Rolling Stone' and clips of other songs, Bad Segeberg, West Germany, 14 July 1981; Bob Dylan visits Woody Guthrie in hospital [parody]; 'One from the archive' featured Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, 'Chimes Of Freedom' and 'Joey', East Rutherford, New Jersey, 12 July 1987. [poster here] JN

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THE CAMBRIDGE BOB DYLAN SOCIETY

Organisers:

TCBDS Organisers

CHRIS COOPER        -        JOHN NYE        -        JOHN STOKES

 

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