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Don’t Look Back, the documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of the United Kingdom, is being remastered and becoming a part of the Criterion Collection. It will feature restored sound, additional unreleased footage, and a commentary track. Criterion’s website says of the film:
Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker. The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in London during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist and marked a turning point in his career. In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists thrust into the spotlight, Dylan is surrounded by teen fans; gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists; and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price.
The expanded Criterion edition of the documentary is scheduled to be released on November 24 on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Albums, singles, and tours
- Eric Clapton’s run at the Royal Albert Hall is being commemorated with a concert film, entitled Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall — Slowhand at 70. The film will be released in theaters beginning September 14.
- Keith Richards is releasing tracks from his upcoming album, Crosseyed Heart, in quite the unusual manner. Four temporary plaques will be put up around London or Southwest England, each in a location that has been important in Richards’ life. The plaques will each have a password on them, which can be entered on the Crosseyed Heart webpage to unlock a song. The first track, entitled “Amnesia”, has been released, after fans found the first plaque at his old home in Dartford.
- August 17 – Gary Talley of the Box Tops (born in 1947), Sib Hashian of Boston (1949)
- August 18 – Robert Redford, actor (born in 1936), Dennis Elliott of Foreigner (1950)
- August 19 – Ginger Baker of Cream (born in 1939), Billy J. Kramer of Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas (1943), Ian Gillan of Deep Purple (1945)
- August 20 – Jimmy Pankow of Chicago (born in 1947), Robert Plant (1948)
- August 21 – Clarence Williams III, actor on The Mod Squad (born in 1939), Jackie DeShannon, singer (1944)
- August 22 – Cindy Williams, actress on Laverne & Shirley (born in 1947)
- August 23 – Barbara Eden, actress on I Dream of Jeannie (born in 1931), Keith Moon of the Who (1946)
Rest in peace
- On Monday, August 17, actress Yvonne Craig passed away at age 78 due to cancer. She is fondly remembered as a pioneer of female superheroes in media, playing Batgirl in the 1960s Batman television series. Check out our tribute to her published earlier this week.