Bob Dylan St James Park Newcastle 1984

Bob Dylan St James Park Newcastle 1984
Support from Santana and Lindisfarne
Dylan was back in the UK in 1984 for a couple of concerts, one at Wembley Stadium and this time he also visited the North East for a massive gig at St James Park, with support from Santana and local heroes Lindisfarne. I went along with a group of friends. I remember Lindisfarne going down well with the crowd (well they would, wouldn’t they!). I can’t remember a lot about Santana, to be honest. Dylan played a set of classics and got a good reception from the Toon crowd. He was sporting a strong band with Mick Taylor on guitar, and Ian McLagen on keyboards. I think Carlos Santana also joined the band on guitar. Looking back on those shows, we didn’t know how lucky we were at the time. Dylan was singing well, and performing long sets which covered his entire back catalogue.
Setlist: Highway 62 Revisited; Jokerman;;All Along The Watchtower; Just Like A Woman; Maggie’s Farm; I And I; License To Kill; A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall; Tangled Up In Blue; It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding); Simple Twist Of Fate; Masters Of War; Ballad Of A Thin Man; Enough Is Enough; Every Grain Of Sand; Like A Rolling Stone; Mr. Tambourine Man; Girl From The North Country; It Ain’t Me, Babe; Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat; Tombstone Blues; Blowin’ In The Wind; Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; The Times They Are A-Changin’

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Steve White on November 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Great day, HOT, Very hot. Best gig, good 1980’s gear, kipped in empty train carriage in Newcastle station. Cold?! Glazed over.


  2. Posted by Ann J on October 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Fabulous gig, never forget it.


  3. Posted by Boo Long on August 6, 2015 at 1:06 am

    I remember Santana were doing samba Pa Ti as the sun was setting, and people dancing on the roof of some tall building to the west of the ground.


  4. Those were the days…speed, hash, more speed, more hash, then off down the pub, see Bob Dylan, then back to Big John’s while we tripped! How I wish we could still do it now.
    Thanks to you, Big John.


  5. Posted by james gray on December 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I was about 5 back from the front. chester Thompson (genesis) played drums for Santana. good gig. from a sunderland supporter.


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  7. Posted by John Lord on October 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Great day. Travelled up from Sheffield. Red hot day. Took a wrong turn out of Newcastle after gig and arrived in Scotland before we realised we were going the wrong way.


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