Tuesday, July 21, 2009

May 27, 1966 - Eat the Document

Taped: Friday 27 May 1966

Accompanied by Keith Richards and Brian Jones, Paul and Neil Aspinall went to Dolly's Club on Jermyn Street to meet Bob Dylan the day his European tour reached London. Afterwards they all went back to Dylan's room at the Mayfair Hotel to listen to a set of test pressings he had with him from his most recent sessions.

Later that evening John and George attended Dylan's concert at the Albert Hall and watched as a faction of the audience jeered and booed when Dylan switched to electric instruments for the second half and, backed by The Band, gave them some rock 'n' roll.

John made a guest appearance in D.A. Pennebaker's film documentary of Bob Dylan's UK tour Eat The Document. John and Dylan were filmed talking in the back of a limousine, which had picked John up in Weybridge. Out-take footage revealed that both singers, Bob especially, were suffering from the adverse effects of recent drug-taking.

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