Entry count: 5714
News Joan Baez

June 8th, 1965: Joan Baez performs live at the BBC

Joan Baez performs live at the BBC

The events we write about at Gaslight Records happened in some form or another 50 years ago to the day. Roll along with us and imagine you are back in 1969.

Support Gaslight Records

June 5, 1965 - Joan Baez played a special concert at the BBC Theatre in Shepherd's Bush, London.

The show took place less than a month after her estranged lover, Bob Dylan, had toured the country on the back of his Bringing It All Back Home album release. As famously documented in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Don't Look Back, Baez joined Dylan on the road throughout the tour. Dylan had performed at the BBC five days earlier on June 1, 1965.

Joan Baez performs live at the BBC
Dylan and Baez in 1965.

Baez's performance on the BBC special is testament to the influence Dylan had over her at the time. Not only does she play three Dylan numbers in the set, but her between song banter takes on particularly Dylan-esque affectations. See her introduction to "It Ain't Me, Babe" below, for example.

The full set-list is as follows:

01 I’m a Rambler, I’m a Gambler

02 There but for Fortune

03 Copper Kettle

04 Mary Hamilton

05 Don’t Think Twice, it’s Alright

06 I’m Troubled and I Don’t Know Why

07 We Shall Overcome

08 With God on Our Side

09 Plaisir d’amour

10 Silver Dagger

11 Oh Freedom

12 She’s a Troublemaker

13 The Unquiet Grave

14 It Ain’t Me Babe

15 Isn’t it Grand

16 500 Miles

17 Te Ador/Ate Amanha

18 Plaisir d’amour

More recent news

Watch Roy Orbison perform 'Oh, Pretty Woman' with Johnny Cash last week

News

October 4th, 1969: Watch Roy Orbison perform "Oh, Pretty Woman" with Johnny Cash last week

Orbison appeared on The Johnny Cash Show in Nashville

 
Mixtape October 1969

Mixtapes

October 1st, 1969: Mixtape October 1969

It's the end of Summer 1969, here's what I'm listening to.

 
Tyrannosaurus Rex released a new single 'Pewter Suitor' this week - Listen

News

October 1st, 1969: Tyrannosaurus Rex released a new single "Pewter Suitor" this week - Listen

The new single was left off the band's album Unicorn, from earlier this year.

 
'I was just about all through as a man' Johnny Cash talks to Richard Green of NME

Interviews

October 1st, 1969: "I was just about all through as a man" Johnny Cash talks to Richard Green of NME

Cash gave a brief interview recently while visiting London

 
The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

News

September 26th, 1969: The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

In the same week as John Lennon quit the band, The Beatles have released a new album

 
Listen to alternate takes of Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' and 'I Pity The Poor Immigrant'

News

September 26th, 1969: Listen to alternate takes of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" and "I Pity The Poor Immigrant"

Alternate cuts of tracks from Dylan's last two albums

 
Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

News

September 26th, 1969: Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

His new album features contributions from George Harrison, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Doris Troy

 
The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

News

September 24th, 1969: The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

With John Lennon watching from the front row, The Doors included part of "Eleanor Rigby" in their solo - Listen

 
The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

News

September 23rd, 1969: The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

The new self-titled album was recorded in Los Angeles and New York this year. Read a review by Mike Jahn and find the group's upcoming tour dates.

 
Watch Creedence Clearwater Revival perform on American Bandstand last Friday

News

September 23rd, 1969: Watch Creedence Clearwater Revival perform on American Bandstand last Friday

CCR interviewed with Dick Clark and performed "Green River"

 
'The group's over, I'm leaving.' John Lennon quits The Beatles

News

September 23rd, 1969: "The group's over, I'm leaving." John Lennon quits The Beatles

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were signing their new recording contract when Lennon dropped the news

 
Watch Ramblin' Jack Elliott perform on 'The Johnny Cash Show' last night

News

September 19th, 1969: Watch Ramblin' Jack Elliott perform on "The Johnny Cash Show" last night

Ramblin' Jack and Cash performed a duet of "Take Me Home"

 
Loading more