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Forever Young
Composer: Bob Dylan

Performed only once by the Grateful Dead, with Neil Young on vocals and guitar, at the memorial for Bill Graham in Golden Gate Park on November 3, 1991.

Forever Young was played regularly in the 80s and 90s by the Jerry Garcia Band. It was also played by Phil Lesh & Friends and by Bob Weir sitting in with the Midnight Ramble Band.

The song was first recorded by Bob Dylan in June 1973, this version is included on Biograph. Recorded again by Dylan in November 1973 for the Planet Waves album.

Note that there are a number of other songs called Forever Young. One of these, by Rod Stewart, shares the theme and lyric structure of the Bob Dylan song. Because of this similarity it was agreed before the release of the Rod Stewart song, that Dylan would receive a share of the royalties. Dylan sometimes appears in the writing credits for this song.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, The Best Of The Rest, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band/Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989, Jerry Garcia Band, 2005
info Garcia Plays Dylan, Jerry Garcia Band / Grateful Dead, 2005
info Garcia Live: Vol Two: August 5th 1990 Greek Theatre, Jerry Garcia Band, 2013
info Fall 1989, JGB / Weir & Wasserman, 2013
info On Broadway: Act One: Oct 28, 1987, JGAB/JGB, 2015
info Garcia Live: Vol Ten: May 20, 1990, Jerry Garcia Band, 2018
info Electric on the Eel, Jerry Garcia Band, 2019

Bob Dylan recordings

info Planet Waves, Bob Dylan, 1974
info At Budokan, Bob Dylan, 1978
info The Last Waltz, The Band / Various Artists, 1978
info Electric Lunch, Bob Dylan, 1983 (promotional album)
info Biograph, Bob Dylan, 1985
info Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3, Bob Dylan, 1994
info Best Of Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, 1997
info The Essential Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2000
info The Very Best Of, Bob Dylan, 2000
info The Last Waltz Box Set, The Band / Various Artists, 2002
no info Greatest Hits Volumes I-III, Bob Dylan, 2003
info Best Of Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2005
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2007 (single CD)
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2007 (3 CD)
info Classics Live, Bob Dylan, 2007
info Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '70s, Bob Dylan, 2009
info Essential Bob Dylan Limited Edition 3.0, Bob Dylan, 2009
no info The Bob Dylan Sampler, Bob Dylan, 2010
info Parenthood Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2010
no info Super Hits, Bob Dylan, 2012
no info Side Tracks, Bob Dylan, 2013
info Music & Photos, Bob Dylan, 2013
no info The Complete Album Collection Vol. One, Bob Dylan, 2013
no info The 70s, Bob Dylan, 2014
no info Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol.13: 1979-1981, 2017

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive

no info Forever Young, Kitty Wells, 1974
no info Single (Forever Young / Till I Can Make It On My Own), Kitty Wells, 1974
no info Single (Forever Young / Guantanamera), Joan Baez, 1974
no info From Every Stage, Joan Baez, 1976
no info Lady's Choice, Bonnie Bramlett, 1976
no info Best Of Joan Baez, Joan Baez, 1977
no info The Last Waltz, The Band, 1978
no info Reunion, Peter Paul and Mary, 1978
no info Single (Forever Young / Best Of Friends), Peter, Paul & Mary, 1978
no info Catch One, Tony Wilson, 1979
no info Single (Forever Young / 'Rangement Blues), George Hamilton IV, 1979
no info Forever Young, George Hamilton IV, 1979
info Bread & Roses Festival 1979, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1980
no info Loving You Is Where I Belong, Harry Belafonte, 1981
no info Single (Something To Hold On To / Forever Young - Jabulani), Harry Belafonte, 1981
no info Swept Away, Diana Ross, 1984
no info George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton IV, 1985
no info Wind off the Water, Jane Roman Pitt, 1985
no info A and M Classics, Vol. 8, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1987
no info Great Dreams, Critton Hollow, 1988
no info Forever Young, Connie Scott, 1989
no info I Got Thunder, Baby Jane Dexter, 1992
info Rare, Live and Classic, Joan Baez, 1993
info Unplugged Live, The Marshall Kipp Project, 1994
no info Playing Favorites: Lifesongs, Jana Stanfield, 1994
no info Last Of The Independents, Pretenders, 1994
no info With Honors Soundtrack, Various Artists (Pretenders), 1994
no info Red Hot + Country, Various Artists (Johnny Cash), 1994
no info Free Willy 2 Soundtrack, Various Artists (Rebbie Jackson), 1995
no info Hand in Hand (Songs of Parenthood), Various Artists (Pretenders), 1995
no info Diamonds, Joan Baez, 1996
no info High on the Hog, The Band, 1996
info Red on Blonde, Tim O'Brien, 1996
no info Greatest Hits, Joan Baez, 1996
no info Gypsy Moon, Marita Brake, 1996
info Doin' Dylan, Various Artists (Marc Hunter), 1996
no info Attic Tracks 1972-1984, Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas & Friends, 1997
info Prefontaine Soundtrack, Various Artists (Pistoleros), 1997
no info This Is My Life, Calvin Russell, 1998
no info Saving Grace, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1998
info Trail, Jimmy LaFave, 1999
no info Best of the Band, Vol. 2, The Band, 1999
no info Greatest, Diana Ross, 1999
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joan Baez, Joan Baez, 1999
info Pickin' on Dylan, Various Artists (Pat Millikin / David West), 1999
no info Purple Rose, Friend 'N' Fellow, 1999
info Dylan For Dollars, Various Artists (Rick Harper), 2000
no info A T 2/The Boot, Fairport Convention, 2000
no info Greatest Hits, The Pretenders, 2000
info Napoleon In Rags, Rich Lerner & The Groove, 2000
no info Love From Diana Ross, Diana Ross, 2000
no info Voice of Love, Diana Ross, 2000
info Cover Down, Rich Lerner and the Groove, 2000
no info One Night, Susan Anton, 2001
no info Essential/From the Heart, Joan Baez, 2001
info The Midnight Special, Tokyo Bob with Never Mending Tour Band, 2001
info Forever Young: A British Folk Tribute to Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Fairport Convention), 2001
info Tangled Up in Bluegrass: A Tribute to Dylan, , Various Artists (Pat Millikin / David West), 2001
info Every Grain of Sand, Barb Jungr, 2002
info Blowin' In The Wind: A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Bradley Brown), 2002
no info The Last Waltz (Expanded box set), The Band, 2002
no info If, Michael Monroe, 2002
no info We've Been Waiting For You, Carolyn Arends, 2002
info Thinking About Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Will Hoppey), 2002
no info Live and Acoustic, Ray Wilson, 2002
info Dylan In My Soul, Dennis Heller, 2003
no info Couldn't Have Said It Better, Meat Loaf, 2003
no info The Complete A&M Recordings, Joan Baez, 2003
no info Collection, Marie Spinosa with Professor Louie And The Crowmatix, 2003
no info It's Time/Lady's Choice, Bonnie Bramlett, 2004
no info Only A Hobo: A Tribute To Carlo Carlini, Jason Reed / Don Reineke, 2004
no info Live Aid, Various Artists (Patti LaBelle), 2004
info Mostly Dylan, Tom Corwin & Tim Hockenberry, 2004
info Blood On The Multitracks: Doctor X Does Dylan, Doctor X, 2004
info Dylan Country, Various Artists (Kitty Wells), 2004
info A Musical History, The Band, 2005
info The Legend, Johnny Cash, 2005
info The Spirit of Woodstock, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, 2005
no info The Red Dirt Album, Stoney LaRue, 2005
no info 20 Years Ago Today: Live Aid, Various Artists (Patti LaBelle), 2005
no info Live At Billy Bob's Texas, Stoney LaRue, 2006
no info 5.24.06 Boston, Pearl Jam, 2006
info North Country: Pickin' on Bob Dylan, Various Artists, 2006
info Live at the Roxy, Brothers of a Feather featuring Chris & Rich Robinson, 2007
no info The Best Of A Musical History, The Band, 2007
info Midnight Tea, Andy Hill, Renee Safier & Brian Michael Tracy, 2007
info Knockin' On Bob's Door, The Persuasions, 2010
info Parenthood Soundtrack, Various Artists (John Doe), 2010
info If Not For You: A Tribute To Bob Dylan, Tannehill / Hoppey / Lane / Sevek, 2011
no info Water On The Road, Eddie Vedder, 2011
no info Another Side Of Duluth Does Dylan, Various Artists (Rachael Kilgour), 2011
info Younger Than That Now, Various Artists (Christine Collister), 2011
info Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Pete Seeger w/ Rivertown Kids), 2012
no info American Playground, Various Artists (Randy Kaplan), 2013
no info ˇRELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts (1986-1998), Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 2013
no info Trust, Alfie Boe, 2014
no info Forever Young, Rhiannon Giddens And Iron & Wine, 2015
no info Max: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Various Artists (Blake Shelton), 2016
no info 75th Birthday Celebration, Joan Baez, 2016
no info Covers, New Berlin, 2016
no info Dylanology: A Lowbudget Tribute To The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Tim Casey & Jon Carito), 2018
no info Live At Café Carlyle, Mare Winningham & The Brothers Crouch, 2020
no info Freedom, Love, And The Open Road, Lindley Creek, 2020
no info Girl From The North Country, Original Broadway Cast Recording, 2020
info Circle Back, Bert Keely / FOB, 2021

 
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