Was there a more talked-about love affair of the ’60s than the brief, tumultuous flame of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan?

A PBS American Masters biography of Joan Baez (“How Sweet the Sound“) highlighted her legendary prowess and activism, as well as her short-lived relationship with Dylan, whose lyrical legacy recently won him a Nobel prize.


In the doc, Dylan says how much he loved “Joanie’s” soprano voice, her cotten-picking guitar style, and how honored he was by “Diamonds and Rust,” Baez’s wistful, evocative song about their love affair, on which she sings:

“Now you’re telling me / you’re not nostalgic / Then give me another word for it / you were so good with words / and at keeping things vague.”

Enjoy this rare footage of the former lovers as they play Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” as part of the Rolling Thunder Revue, at the Hofheinz Pavilion on May 8, 1976 in Houston, Texas.

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