Forty-one years ago, on January 10, 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band played the second of a two-night run at the Maple Leaf Gardens in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The 1974 tour had begun just seven days earlier at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. The second Toronto show was Dylan’s sixth performance of the tour.
It was, of course, Dylan’s first tour with The Band since they had stormed through Europe together, dismaying many fans of Dylan’s ‘folk’ phase with some of the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll ever played on this planet.
It was a huge tour — the shows were held at arenas across the country. In Oakland in February 1974, for example, two shows at the Oakland Coliseum Arena sold out.
Here’s a recording of “As I Went Out One Morning,” from the second night at the Maple Leaf Gardens.
It’s from a bootleg of the show, As I Went Out One Evening.
According to www.bjorner.com this is the only time Bob Dylan has ever performed “As I Went Out One Morning” live.
“As I Went Out One Morning” appeared on John Wesley Harding.
Plus the John Wesley Harding version:
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the 10th of jan show also contains one of the great versions of BALLAD OF A THIN MAN
It’s still shocking to me that he only performed this song live once. Brilliant licks by Robbie Robertson. One of my favorites! The few Planet Waves songs he did on the tour also stand out.
but on january 10 he did play the song !
You’re right, it was Jan. 10, 1974 that he played the song. I have revised the post. Don’t know how I managed to get that wrong, but anyway. It’s corrected. Thank you!