1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet

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1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:16:18 PM »
Read all about the legendary train wreck: https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/bob-dylan-u2-bono-duet-blowin-in-the-wind-1984-ireland/

Bob Dylan's summer tour of Europe in 1984 would culminate in a huge show at Ireland’s Slane Castle, with the iconic singer bringing a star-studded show to the eagerly awaiting 40,000 fans for the first time since his 1966 electric tour with the Hawks. The stage was set.

With such a hot ticket in town, Irish rock magazine Hot Press sent U2 frontman Bono to interview the mercurial wordsmith. A notably nervous Bono entered the dressing room to not only find Dylan sitting there but also the legendary singer Van Morrison turning the interview into an unlikely threesome.

During the interview, with Van Morrison and Dylan offering the young whipper-snapper some advice on recording among other things, the latter offered Bono the chance to join him on stage to sing the encore numbers ‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat’ and ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’. The singer was flattered by the offer and dutifully readied himself to arrive on stage for the final tunes of the gigantic evening.


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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 08:24:39 PM »
Dylan invited Bono on stage again the next time he came to Ireland and this time I was there. I'll never go to see Dylan again, he's boring live......
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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 08:31:32 PM »
Bono must have hid in his room for days after that.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 06:10:22 AM »
My opinion...Dylan was a wonderful lyricist, but not such a great performer.
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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 07:40:06 AM »
Scratchy voice.


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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 10:34:20 AM »
Wow.

That sucked. I want my money back.

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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 10:53:14 AM »
No refunds, lady.
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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 11:03:51 AM »
Bono takes his bongoleese to a live, paying audience  ;D
In the garden I was playing the tart
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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 03:05:09 PM »
Bob Dylan was a poet. I bet Yates, Shakespeare and Chaucer had terrible singing voices too.  8)
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Re: 1984 - Bono and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind duet
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 03:18:13 PM »
Bono must have hid in his room for days after that.

Apparently he hid (at the in law's) for days after Live Aid.

That must have been a pleasant visit.