Monday, December 6, 2010

It Ain't Me, Babe (?)

About four weeks before The Last Waltz, The Band appeared on the second season of NBC's Saturday Night Live program. Buck Henry was the host.
According to the...clip
(available below) found by Bob Dylan's friend Larry "Ratso" Sloman, there is a close-up of someone in the audience, identified as as "Electoral College Dropout." It's my understanding that if there is a closeup of an audience member, special permission must be obtained. This would explain why these "close-ups" usually featured the same staff members over and over again. Has this been kept a secret for over three decades?
Here's the blurb:
On October 30, 1976, The Band appeared as the musical guest on a weekly late night sketch-based comedy show. About 14 minutes into the episode, a man who looked a lot like Bob Dylan wearing a costume (and possibly prosthetics) was briefly featured in the audience. Could this have actually been Bob Dylan wearing a fake nose, hippie wig, and weird clothing?
What do you think? Is it Dylan? Is it Sloman?

Click here to see the clip; I tried to embed it but couldn't size it correctly. (Sorry 'bout that...)

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