at a rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show. He dropped out before the broadcast when network executives would not let him sing "Talkin' John Birch Society Paranoid Blues". As it turned out, Dylan never did appear on the Sullivan Show
went electric, Newport Folk Festival
Dylan reads the incredibly obscure 1968 New Age book Crystal Magick by Carlyle A. Pushong.
George Harrison visiting Bob Dylan on his farm, 1968
The backstage accommodations at the theaters on the Rolling Thunder Revue were a far cry from what Dylan experienced on his 1974 arena and stadium tour with the Band.
Allen Ginsberg with Bob Dylan at the grave of writer Jack Kerouac
Bob Dylan visits a Massachusetts diner during a stop on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour
The day after playing the Springfield Civic Center, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder gang visited Mama Frasca's Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts.
Shortly before launching the Rolling Thunder Revue, Dylan became aware of the plight of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was in prison for a murder he claimed he didn't commit.
The New York folk haunt the Other End became a key hangout for Dylan in the weeks leading up to Rolling Thunder. Here he is at the club with Ronee Blakley.
For many on the Rolling Thunder Revue, the tour doubled as a nonstop party. Here, Dylan and friends enjoy some downtime in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dylan's vocals have rarely been as passionate and intense as they were on the Rolling Thunder Revue.
Bob Dylan at a studio in New York, before kicking off his Rolling Thunder Revue tour.