Bob Dylan is used to filling stadiums with tie-dyed-clad admirers, but on 27 September 1997 he performed at the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, with an audience of 400,000 that included Pope John Paul II. The concert marked the end of the Eucharistic Congress and is part of a series of events staged in the prelude to the Holy Year in 2,000, when millions of Catholics are expected to converge on Rome.
Bob Dylan played three songs: Forever Young, Knocking On Heaven's Door, and Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (see below). (www.upi.com)
This is the invitation to the event: