Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dylan Debuts Slow Train Coming on Saturday Night Live

I remember very vividly watching this Broadcast by NBC-TV, on October 20th, 1979 of the program Saturday Night Live when Bob Dylan debuted three of his new tunes from the Slow Train Coming album.   It was stunning!   How could they let this dramatic presentation of the gospel on television?  And how could they do it on a show that was probably the most watched show in America at the time?  Something slipped through.  Where were the censors?   He can't do that!  That is the Bible he is talking about out there.  It was totally unbelievable that this would or could happen.  But I am witness that it did.  And you can watch these incredibly brave and unabbreviated performances at the following link:

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