Audio: Bob Dylan and The Band, ‘Like A Rolling Stone,’ December 31, 1971

New Year’s Eve. December 31, 1971.

It was the fourth and final night of The Band’s four-night stand at the Academy of Music on 14th Street in New York.

Bob Dylan joins the group for a performance of “Like A Rolling Stone.” You’ll hear Dylan say, “We haven’t played this in… six years… 16 years,” and it might have felt like that to both Dylan and the guys in The Band.

Actually, they’d played it two years and four months earlier at the Isle of Wight.

Oh well.

Here’s Dylan and The Band two years earlier at the Isle of Wight, 1969:

Like a Rolling Stone (Live with the Band, Isle of Wight – Remixed and Remastered 2013) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Here’s Dylan and The Hawks, Manchester, England, 1966:

Like A Rolling Stone (Live '66 by Bob Dylan and The Band on Grooveshark

Dylan and The Hawks, Liverpool, May 15, 1966:

And three years after the Academy of Music show – Oakland Coliseum, February 11, 1974 – during the 1974 tour:

Like a Rolling Stone (Live with the Band, Isle of Wight – Remixed and Remastered 2013) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Elsewhere during the 1974 tour:

Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan & The Band on Grooveshark

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