25 September, 2018

The Times They Are A Changin’ at Pitlochry

The words, as relevant today as they were in the 60s, will be ringing out from Pitlochry Festival Theatre this Sunday, 30 September at 8pm as Bob Dylan – or as close to the real thing as you’re likely to get – takes audiences back to a time when anything seemed possible.

Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America, extending across the pond to influence bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. This Sunday, Bill Lennon, along with his accomplished four-piece band, presents a definitive tribute to the songwriting genius who spoke for a generation. The Bob Dylan Story is a stunning and authentic live concert celebrating some of the most memorable songs ever written - a truly affectionate show, complete with original black and white newsreel and authoritative insights behind the songs.

The story unfolds through Nobel Prize-winning lyrics - timeless music such as the heady idealism of Blowing In The Wind and The Times They Are A Changin’, the electric venom of Subterranean Homesick Blues and Like A Rolling Stone, timeless love songs like Lay Lady Lay and I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, then the mysticism of All Along The Watchtower or Mr Tambourine Man, the lyrical tour de force of Hurricane to the catchy simplicity of Knocking On Heaven’s Door, the achingly uplifting Forever Young and the whimsical Mighty Quinn.

From a video of the young Dylan, the scene is set with a story arc that starts with an audio of John F Kennedy's presidential inauguration in 1961, just as Bob was starting out in New York's Greenwich Village folk scene. Through a backdrop of images: Martin Luther King, civil rights marches, newspaper front pages, bombs raining down in Vietnam, and personally, Dylan's relationship with folk queen, Joan Baez, his anti-war and civil rights protests, and self-imposed period away from the limelight, the arc returns almost full circle to Kennedy’s assassination in 1963

There can only ever be one Bob Dylan. But - both in terms of music and narrative - through The Bob Dylan Story, audiences can experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown, electric Dylan concert planted firmly in its context, that will have them digging out their vinyl to sustain the 60s spirit!

To book your nostalgic Sunday evening, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online.

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