Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s infamous Manchester concert at which one member of the audience, enraged by the presence of the singer’s hugely amplified band, stood up and yelled: “Judas!”
Surely it is now only a matter of time before someone calls out: “Jesus!” from the stalls.
Alan Franks was a journalist on The Times for 30 years.
This week, 50 years after he first saw him at the Albert Hall in another famous gig, that one all acoustic, and having written features and analysis about him and his music many times for The Times, Alan went again to see Bob Dylan perform live at Royal Albert Hall.
Dylan is one of the many celebrities and other eminent people he has written about. He has also interviewed many people in the world of the arts, literature and theatre.
The Bob Dylan article is at the LondonTheatre1 website.
More of Alan’s journalism can be read via this page.