When Bob Dylan took his travelling caravan of musicians – among them Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Mick Ronson – out on the road in autumn 1975, the photographer Ken Regan was on hand to document it all. Now his revealing shots are published in Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan
At Gordon Lightfoot’s house in Toronto, with Lightfoot (left) and Roger McGuinn (right)
Examining a proof of a flyer for The Rolling Thunder Revue, during Regan’s first shoot in October 1975, at rehearsals in New York City
A backstage portrait of Dylan wearing white makeup. Regan recalled Dylan saying: ‘I want the people way in the back to be able to see my eyes’
On stage with Scarlet Rivera and Roger McGuinn
In New Haven, Connecticut, Regan photographed Dylan in his dressing room. ‘He turned around and looked right at me. I caught his eye and asked him to hold it for a minute.’ Dylan later said this was the best photograph anyone took of him. The image was held back for 27 years, until it was used in 2002 on the cover of The Bootleg Series Vol 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
The Rolling Thunder Revue in full flight. The tour, of two legs in autumn 1975 and spring 1976, totalled 57 shows.