Bob Dylan & Neil Young, BST Hyde Park, review: two living legends allow 65,000 people to bear witness

Neil Young performs in Hyde Park, as part of a double bill with Bob Dylan
Neil Young performs in Hyde Park, as part of a double bill with Bob Dylan Credit: Matthew Baker/Getty Images Europe

Sixty-five thousand people gathered in Hyde Park to watch two of the greatest singer-songwriters of our times. It would have been an extraordinary thrill if Bob Dylan and Neil Young had taken the opportunity to perform together, as many in the audience had hoped. But they’ve never been artists particularly concerned with giving fans what they want. Just the fact that they were live on the same stage in London seemed enough for most fans, who treated the occasion with joyous awe. Given their respective ages (Dylan is 78, Young is 73), we surely can’t count on many more shows like this.

Unlike many of their nipped-and-tucked rock contemporaries, they look like they’ve lived ever year, two old men...

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