Photographer Ken Regan took almost 14,000 photographs during his time with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue. He had complete, unrestricted and exclusive access during that year of 1975.
Regan was the sole photographer on the tour, which included music greats Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and T-Bone Burnett. Poet Allen Ginsberg and actor Sam Shepard were part of the entourage. Regan once explained, "Bob had given me free rein to shoot it all--onstage, offstage, dressing rooms, parties, trailers, whatever was going on," with just one caveat that any photos of Dylan's family couldn't be released publicly.
Here's a look at some incredible photos from Regan's collection.
|The day after playing the Springfield Civic Center, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder gang visited Mama Frasca's Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts.|
|During downtime from the tour, Dylan jams with Roger McGuinn and Gordon Lightfoot.|
|Muhammad Ali visited Dylan backstage when the tour reached Madison Square Garden.|
|Shortly before launching the Rolling Thunder Revue, Dylan became aware of the plight of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was in prison for a murder he claimed he didn't commit.|
|Dylan and many of the Rolling Thunder gang shoot a scene for Renaldo and Clara in Rhode Island.|
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