Part 61 of my youtube countdown rocks on with the Rolling Stones performing Bob Dylan’s classic “Like a Rolling Stone,” from their 1998 Bridges to Babylon tour. The Rolling Stones have performed this song for decades, I guess a bit ironically, as an unofficial band anthem, though not really. I mean, did they just want that live moment in their act to announce their band name in a song? Or, was it Bob in 1966, who had Rolling Stones on the mind when he wrote his most famous chorus ever? Possibly yes, possibly no to both questions. It doesn’t really matter because the song is epic, and the performance here is really tight and joyful. Mick is playing his harmonica really well, the band sounds together, and oh yea, Mick sings the song great. Of course they are all wearing horrible outfits, and the Stones sound way better in a small club then in a stadium, but still, there is some old magic here worth checking out. Rolling Stones forever.
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