Dickinson Plays at Stax to Honor Dylan, Open Photo Exhibit

Jim Dickinson [click for bio], without whom there would be no “Save Our Riverfront” CD, has recorded with and produced records for many of rock ’n roll’s legends including Bob Dylan. So it is only logical that when the photography exhibit, "Bob Dylan: The Photographs of Daniel Kramer, 1964-1965," opens on May 13 at Stax Museum of Soul Music, it is Dickinson who will be the featured performer.

Dickinson and Dylan are both known for their honesty and willingness to take a stand for their principles. As Tim Sampson, spokesman for Soulsville, said in an Apr. 21, 2005 “Commercial Appeal” article, “much of Dylan’s most important music was and is protest music about civil and human rights." There may be no finer example of this than Dickinson’s recording of “Power to the People” which is the last take on “Save Our Riverfront.” The song makes you want to stand up, shake your fist, and shout. Dickinson and the other musicians who’ve donated their time, talent and music for “Save Our Riverfront” have done just that in an effort to protect the right of all of us to our park on the Bluff.

The reception runs from 7 to 10 p.m. with barbecue from Jim Neely’s Interstate Barbecue and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. Admission is free for museum members, $10 for nonmembers. It sounds like the place Friends for Our Riverfront may want to be that night.

The exhibit of 60 images by award winning New York photographer and film director Kramer will be at the museum, 926 E. McLemore, May 13 through July 26 to coincide with Dylan’s July 1 concert with Willie Nelson at AutoZone Park.

The exhibit marks the 40th anniversary of Dylan’s 1965 albums Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited. It includes a mix of well-known and unpublished images of Dylan.