The endlessly infulential folk-rock progenitor Bob Dylan is in Philadelphia tonight, playing a concert at the Wells Fargo Center in support of his new full-length record Tempest. This afternoon, we’ll take a look at Dylan playing at one of the most storied moments in Philadelphia live music history – the Live Aid concert in 1985, where he, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones sang “Blowin’ In The Wind” to a cheering JFK Stadium. We’ll also highlight some of the artists who covered Dylan when they came to town, from Bruce Springsteen at The Main Point in 1975 to The Frames at the TLA just a couple years ago. For tickets and more information on tonight’s concert, check out XPN’s concert calendar (powered by The Swollen Fox).
Bruce Springsteen covering “I Want You” at The Main Point, 02/05/75 (audio only)
Warren Zevon covering “Chimes of Freedom” at The TLA, 12/02/00 (audio only)
The Roots jamming on Masters of War at the first Roots Picnic, 06/09/08
The Frames covering “Girl From the North Country” at The TLA, 11/19/10
The Philadelphia Buskers playing “Tangled Up in Blue” in Rittenhouse Square, 08/08/10
Music video for Philly’s The Bailey Hounds covering “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Allright” for Dylan’s 70th birthday