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Bob Dylan's tribute to John Lennon receives its live debut

Bob Dylan's tribute to John Lennon receives its live debut

Bob Dylan's John Lennon tribute, "Roll On John", received its live premiere last night [November 24].

Dylan debuted "Roll On John" as the last song of the final show of a three night stand at Blackpool’s Opera House.

The song is taken from Dylan's 2012 album, Tempest.

You can hear a live recording below.

Dylan plays London's Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 27, and 28.

You can read our review of Dylan's Albert Hall show from November 26 here.

You can read our review of Dylan's Glasgow shows on November 18, 19 and 20 here.

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