Bob Dylan : May 16 1966 – Gaumont Theatre

Having played the City Hall in ’65, Bob returned a year later to play the Gaumont, which used to stand in Barkers Pool, next to Coles. A review of the time said:

“The Sheffield show is perhaps the best of the tour. The quality is incredible, and the performance can move you to tears. The Gaumont adds a warmth and depth to the overall sound that is lacking at many venues, and Bob pours his heart into every syllable. This set represents some of the finest of the tour…”

Dylan’s decision to go electric didn’t sit well with a lot of fans, who felt that he had sold out folk music for a rock ‘n’ roll payday. It all came to a head on the following night in Manchester, where one of the audience shouted “Judas” at him.

The set consisted of:

She Belongs To Me
Fourth Time Around
Visions Of Johanna
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Desolation Row
Just Like A Woman
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tell Me, Momma
I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt)
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
One Too Many Mornings
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone

And the line-up was Bob Dylan (vocal, acoustic & electric guitar) / Robbie Robertson (electric guitar) / Garth Hudson (organ) / Rick Danko (bass) / Richard Manuel (piano) / Mickey Jones (drums)

And here’s one of the songs from the set (more can be found on youtube)