First issue of Mersey Beat magazine, (*) which chronicles the groups and venues of music known in the UK as Beat music, British beat, elsewhere called the ‘Mersey Sound’ or Merseybeat.
Imagine groups taking the stage at cinemas in intervals between the films; performing in coffee bars; strutting their acts at swimming baths; performing at ice rinks; learning their craft in almost every youth club, church hall, synagogue and village hall … no place in the world at that time had so many young groups performing virtually nightly in such a compact area. (*)
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal
How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be on your own, without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone
May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung. May your song always be sung, May you stay forever young.
According to the count maintained by Olof Bjorner’s Dylan web-site Still On The Road, Dylan played his 2000th show of the Never Ending Tour on October 16, 2007, in Dayton, Ohio.
This is the best band I’ve ever been in, I’ve ever had, man for man. When you play with guys a hundred times a year, you know what you can and can’t do, what they’re good at, whether you want ’em there. It takes a long time to find a band of individual players….
On this record (US#1 Modern Times) I didn’t have anybody to teach. I got guys now in my band, they can whip up anything, they surprise even me. — (2006)