Great Performances presents an encore of highlights from 1992’s star-studded concert tribute to pop music icon Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. A Who’s Who of performers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic singer-songwriter’s groundbreaking 1962 debut album, Bob Dylan. Taking viewers from front row center to backstage, the special captures the historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as many of the greatest names in popular music — including The Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, Shawn Colvin, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder, Ron Wood, Neil Young and more — pay homage to Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.
Watch Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration March 7 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
Dylan, heralded as the definitive voice of the turbulent 1960s, brought to rock and roll the traditions of poetry, protest and personal confession. Each performer offers personal interpretations of Dylan favorites, revealing the indelible impression he has made on American music from folk to alternative rock, from country to gospel.
In addition to the performances, Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration features rare archival performance and interview footage of Dylan on the road and off-the-cuff and behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the artists.
This program is one of our Public Television Membership Campaign specials airing March 1-16, 2014.