PASSAGES: Dylan Redeems Reputation
PERFORMED: Bob Dylan, 61, returned to the scene of his legendary performance at the Newport (R.I.) Folk Festival on Saturday, this time to an appreciative sell-out crowd, reports the Associated Press. In Newport in 1965, Dylan played an electric guitar, forever blurring the lines between folk and rock and eliciting jeers from irate folk purists. ... GATHERED: More than 35,000 Grateful Dead fans congregated in Alpine Valley Resort, Wis., over the weekend for the first performance of the remaining four members of the group since leader Jerry Garcia's fatal heart attack in 1997, at the age of 53, reports Reuters. With a few technical glitches, the show by the Dead survivors -- Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, who call themselves the Other Ones -- kicked off with "He's Gone." ... RELEASED: MTV "Jackass" entertainer Steve-O (real name: Stephen Glover), 28, has been released from jail after posting $150,000 bail and agreeing to return to Louisiana on Aug. 16 to face charges of felony obscenity (for allegedly exposing himself) and of staging a stunt that injured a teenager at a bar, reports the AP. Glover's manager did not return calls for comment. ... DIED: Country-music songwriter Joe Allison, 77, whose songs were recorded by Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Patsy Cline, among others, died of lung disease Friday in Nashville, officials at St. Thomas Hospital told Reuters. His hits included "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young."
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