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1980s: Up and down, and up again

With a little help from some friends

1981
  • Pearl Beach cover for "Shot of Love", based on Roy Liechtenstein's art
1983 1985
  • Contributes to "We Are The World", a benefit project against hunger in Africa, initiated by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson.
1986
  • Performs at "Live Aid", a benefit concert organized by Bob Geldof. Also performs at "Farm Aid", a benefit concert for American farmers.
  • Contributes to "Little" Steven Van Zandt's "Artists against apartheid"
  • True Confessions Tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and release of the concert video "Hard to handle"
1987
  • U.S. Tour with the Grateful Dead
1988
  • Introduction to the R&R Hall of Fame by Bruce Springsteen
  • Beginning of "The Neverending Tour"
  • Joins all-star-band "Traveling Wilburys" with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison

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From the archives

40 years and 6-and-half minutes of musical revolution
  ANNIVERSARIES, BOOKS, RECORDS | Jun 17, 2005
"Dreamin' Of You" video
  MEDIA, RECORDS | Sep 9, 2008
Video: The Life and Career of Bob Dylan
  MEDIA | May 25, 2011
An anniversary albums flashback
  ANNIVERSARIES, RECORDS | Apr 25, 2014
Coming up this summer: The Bob & Willie Show
  LIVE | Jun 23, 2004
Called home by the Highlands
  PEOPLE | Jan 4, 2008
Guess he’s doing fine
  MEDIA | Oct 29, 2010
Smoking through the years
  SEASONAL | May 31, 2014
Desert Trip, Weekend One
  LIVE | Oct 10, 2016
From Iceland to Portugal
  LIVE | Jun 6, 2008

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