- Title: ITALY: FOLK-ROCK IDOL BOB DYLAN PLAYS SHOW FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II
- Date: 27th September 1997
- Summary: BOLOGNA, ITALY (SEPT 27, 1997) (RTV - BOB DYLAN FOOTAGE IMMEDIATE NEWS ACCESS ONLY/ NO LIBRARY USE) 1. LV POPE ARRIVING IN POPE MOBILE THROUGH CENTRE OF WAVING CROWDS TOWARDS STAGE 0.07 2. SLV/LV/SLV POPE WAVING FROM VEHICLE (4 SHOTS) 0.33 3. LV WAVING CROWDS/SCU SIGN TILT DOWN TO POPE WAVING FROM BENEATH SIGN 0.43 4. SLV POPE WALKING TO STAGE/ WAVING/ LV POPE WAVING (3 SHOTS) 1.11 5. SLV POPE STANDING ON STEPS AND WAVING 1.25 6. LV/SLV AUDIENCE CLAPPING AND WAVING (3 SHOTS) 1.36 7. SLV POPE WAVES FROM STAGE AS GOSPEL SINGERS PERFORM/TAKES HIS SEAT AND PUTS HIS HAND TO HIS FACE (AS IF TIRED) 1.56 8. SLV GOSPEL SINGERS PERFORMING 2.09 9. LV CONCERT 2.16 10. MV BOB DYLAN WEARING A COWBOY HAT AND SINGING "KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR"/ POPE WATCHING/LV CROWD/MV PERFORMERS (5 SHOTS) 3.16 11. SLV/LV AUDIENCE (2 SHOTS) 3.28 Initials S3/2 P3/2 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Reuters ID: LVA9S017GL2U3WWYOP8AYVH166X
- Location: BOLOGNA, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Duration: 00:03:29
- Story Text: - INTRO: Folk-rock idol Bob Dylan has played a unique show for Pope John Paul at a youth rally in Italy.
Dylan played two songs to the Pope at the gathering in Bologna on Saturday (September 27) after the Pontiff had quoted lines from one of the star's most famous songs to illustrate the Roman Catholic Church's teachings.
It was a concert that few of Dylan's original fans from the 1960s could ever gave predicted. Dylan was a rebellious hero of the 1960s drug-smoking anti-war protest scene.
The 77-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church listened as Dylan, 56, sang two of his most famous anthems, "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and "Knocking on Heaven's Door" in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 300,000 young people.
Dylan, wearing a black suit with white trim and beige cowboy hat, was then greeted by the Pope before the pair chatted for several minutes.
The Pope earlier quoted lines from Dylan's song, "Blowing in the Wind", which became an anthem for young people seeking meaning in life in the early 1960s.
Dylan, born into a middle-class Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota, has been at times an agnostic and a born-again Christian. His musical career has produced some 40 albums.
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