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Bob Dylan to Join Joan Baez at Hollywood Bowl Concert

Oct. 9, 1963 - Folk singer Joan Baez will be joined by Bob Dylan in her concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday evening. Although it had previously been stated that Miss Baez would appear solo, the announcement of Dylan’s appearance comes as no surprise to folk music fans. The two performed together at Newport recently (pictured) and were the hit of the folk festival there. They also sang together at the March on Washington on August 28. In May, the 22-year-old Dylan’s political profile rose when he walked out of “The Ed Sullivan Show.” During rehearsals, Dylan had been told by CBS television’s head of program practices that “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” was potentially libelous to the John Birch Society. Rather than comply with censorship, Dylan refused to appear. Miss Baez, also 22, played her first major New York concert at a sold-out performance at Town Hall on November 11, 1961. Robert Shelton of The New York Times praised the concert, saying, “That superb soprano voice, as lustrous and rich as old gold, flowed purely all evening with a wondrous ease. Her singing unwound like a spool of satin.”


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