Fischer, Washington Sidewalk
Positively U Street. On
Dec. 4 and 5, Bob Dylan performed at the 9:30 Club (named after its
original location at 930 F St. N.W.). The 1,000 general-admission tickets
sold out within an hour and a half.
House of the risin' son. Bob Dylan's coming back Sunday,
Feb. 22, for an 8 p.m. concert at the 10,000-seat Patriot Center
– the same arena at which his son, Jakob Dylan, and his band the
Wallflowers played in late November. Oedipal note: The Wallflowers' latest
album, Bringing Down the Horse, went quadruple platinum (4 million)
in 18 months, while Papa Dylan's greatest hit, Bob Dylan's Greatest
Hits, has sold only 2.5 million copies in 30 years.
"Bob Dylan's Dream." In August 1963 Dylan participated in
the March on Washington, at which a crowd of 200,000 heard Martin Luther
King Jr. deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech. He picked and sang
with Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary at the Lincoln Memorial.
All he really wants to do. Dylan's first major Washington
appearance took place in November 1965 at the Washington Coliseum, the
now-dilapidated hulk at Third and M streets N.E. (on the wrong side of the
Metro tracks) where, nearly two years earlier, the Beatles performed their
first U.S. concert. Dylan tickets then went for $2, $3 and $4.
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Dylan (along with Lauren
Bacall, Charlton Heston, Jessye Norman and Edward Villella) received a
1997 Kennedy Center lifetime achievement award on Dec. 7.
When I shoot my masterpiece. Dylan's many moods and life stages are
captured in mostly black-and-white photographs by Lynn Goldsmith, Jim
Marshall and Dick Waterman, on sale at Govinda Gallery in
"Forever Young." For a batch of early pressings of
vintage Dylan LPs and 45s, check out Yesterday & Today Records
in Rockville. Tower Records in D.C. and elsewhere carries the
area's most complete selection of "in print" Dylan CDs.