“My Back Pages” – Madison Square Garden (1992)

by Peter Wendel
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My Back Pages” is Dylan’s farewell to his earliest days as a “protest singer,” to those folky ways and sandal days.

The definitive performance of the song, the one that ignites it and brings it to its full potential was recorded live in 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was released in 1993 on the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration for Dylan that celebrated his career (which assumedly will go on till he can’t perform any longer). It features Tom Petty, Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Byrds founder Roger McGuinn and George Harrison.

“My Back Pages” is one of SongMango’s hand-selected DNA Source Songs. Read more here.


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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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