What you need to know about the song ‘The Stars Are Down’ by Bob Dylan
Posted On August 4, 2021
When Bob Dylan played his first live concert in 1965, he had a song he wanted to play, but the show was cancelled due to the influenza pandemic.
The song he was to sing was called ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and he told his audience that he would perform it the next day.
After the concert, Dylan and the rest of the band walked out to the stage to do it.
A little while later, Dylan took his microphone from the stage and started to sing it.
And when he was done, a group of people stood up, sang and applauded.
It was the first time in history that a rock star was doing something as big as performing a song.
Dylan and his band were later invited to play in New York, but they chose to return to California.
In 1962, Dylan had a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and the show drew 2.6 million people.
Dylan played a few songs, including ‘All Along the Watchtower’, before the band broke up.
The next day, Dylan was asked to play the same show in San Francisco.
The crowd was a little smaller, but Dylan still played some of his best work.
By 1963, Dylan’s career had gone from strength to strength.
He was a star in America, and a national hero in the UK.
In December 1964, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1966, he played his final show for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which is now known as the California Symphony Orchestra.