Thursday, 19 May 2016


An indescribably fantastic night for the 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's 1966 Manchester gig when everything changed... not a commemoration of 'the "Judas" shout' it was a marking of the birth of 'loud'. Before Mr D's '66 tour amps were just used to balance volume to an acoustic drum kit, regardless of the size of the venue. Since then amplification is used to make EVERYTHING louder. Bands couldn't hear themselves above the audience noise and May'66 is when that changed. thanks Bob. And thanks to everyone that came including a lot of people that were at the Free Trade Hall half a century ago. 

Drummers are always missing in photographs, Paul is there too.
Visions Of Johanna
photo by Jennifer Stevenson (thanks!)

And this was our view: 
Some audience photographs by Aidan O'Rourke 

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