Bob Dylan in Cardiff
Welsh Dylanologists rejoice! Exactly 40 years ago today your boy sailed into Wales armed with some big amplifiers and a new sound. He'd gone electric.
According to reports Dylan arrived on stage in Cardiff half-an-hour late looking somewhat different - the Huck Finn hat and denims of yesteryear had been replaced by a new suit - buttoned up. That was OK though because for the first hour he performed a solo acoustic set which went down well with his Welsh fans.
Then, with the immortal line: "It used to be like that... but now it goes like this," he launched into a plugged in, rocked-up version of I Don't Believe You. For the next hour confusion reigned as the assembled throng wondered what that din was coming from the stage - some disgruntled folkies headed straight for the exits. Those who stayed witnessed the metamorphosis of an idol.
Those interested in Dylan's performance at the Capitol in 1966 should get hold of the bootleg documentary Eat the Document. This film, shot by D A Pennebaker, shows Dylan backstage at the Cardiff venue performing a piano duet with none other than the late great Johnny Cash.