Bob Dylan plays gig at St James' Park Remember When: Bob Dylan calls the Toon at St James' Park in 1984St James' Park hosted a string of high profile concerts in the 1980s.
This week 30 burberry outlet suits years ago, Bob Dylan was in Toon 19:00, 30 JUN 2014The Toon it was a changing back in early July, 1984 on the pitch and off it. A matter of weeks after thousands of Newcastle United fans celebrated the team's promotion back to the top flight, St James' Park was full again. This time, the attraction was not Kevin Keegan, Peter Beardsley and Chris Waddle, but American folk rock superstar Bob Dylan. The Chronicle published a special edition in advance of the star's burberry brit bag outlet big show at the stadium, this week 30 years ago. Our report declared: "On this, his first visit to Britain for three years, fans will be flocking to Tyneside from all parts of the country. "More than 30,000 are expected to pack the ground. "It was thanks largely to the success of burberry mens trench coat outlet the first St James' Park rock concert by the Rolling Stones that the venue was chosen as one of the 25 European tour dates." Dylan, who would fly in from France on his private jet, would be supported by Santana and Geordie favourites Lindisfarne. Tickets for the show cost and the turnstiles opened hours before the concert, for once hammering the touts and forcing them to sell at well below face value. On a pleasant evening, as the sun began to set, the legendary singer, then aged 43, took to the stage. The Chronicle reported: "He came, he sang, he conquered. Bob Dylan won the hearts of Northern fans all 25,000 of them at St James' Park last night. "The sea of fans were calmed by his strange nasal tones echoing round the terraces, but surged with applause at every pause. "The times they have been a changing for Dylan fans. For many, marijuana has given way to middle aged spreads, and beads to balding heads. "But ageing hippies made up just part of the crowd which proved that Dylan now has universal appeal. "The majority were just ordinary young people who came to enjoy the music. "As soon as the gates opened, a carnival atmosphere descended upon St James' Park. "Bare chested fans were soon jogging burberry outlet va with joy in the blazing sun to the vibrant music of support groups Lindisfarne and Santana." After the show, one 37 year old fan, told the Chronicle it was the fourth time he'd seen the singer.
"He never loses his old magic. He looks like a scruffy little man on stage but he happens to be a genius." Three decades on, the Kings Of Leon recently became the latest act to rock St James' Park, but for those who watched the legendary Bob Dylan plying his trade there all those years ago, it was a show they will never forget it.
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