[Inglewood, CA]: . 40 vintage gelatin silver prints, all 5" by 3.5". A few trivial hints of yellowing, else fine overall; clean and unmarred. Near fine. Item #20613
Set of original black-and-white fan photographs of Bob Dylan and The Band (Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel) during their 1974 tour. The prints feature primarily Dylan, Robertson, and Danko, but all Band members appear, with the possible exception of Hudson (who may appear only from the rear). The images are shot from a medium vantage, above and to the left of the stage, likely one of closest seats to the stage in what is known as the "lower bowl." The images are clearly amateur in quality, and lack the proximity and crispness one would expect of a professional or even serious amateur. Nevertheless, subjects are clearly identifiable and well-framed. Internal evidence (outfits & assorted items on the stage) strongly suggests this is one of the final shows of the tour at LA Forum in Inglewood. The group played three times at the Forum: once on Feb. 13, and twice on the 14th in the afternoon and evening. Recordings of this and an earlier New York date were later compiled as the platinum live album BEFORE THE FLOOD. A striking collection of images capturing this important tour, which was Dylan's first in eight years, the first since his infamous motorcycle crash, and the final time these two lengendary artists would collaborate until THE LAST WALTZ.