BOB DYLAN'S 1966 "Royal Albert Hall" concert is in the shops at long last, legally too, and the reviews have all made clear that the title is a misnomer: the legendary recording, with the cry of "Judas" from a furious folk fan to the all-electric Dylan, took place at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. Columbia's liner notes leave no room for doubt.
So that's that, then. Or is it? Another set of definitive Columbia liner notes, from Biograph, Dylan's 1985 retrospective, agree that the show took place in Manchester but that the Judas conversation was from the Albert Hall concert, days later. Perhaps the chap who did the heckling may like to come forward and tell us where exactly it was that he heckled. Although, of course, if he remembers the Sixties, he wasn't there.
u IN HIS new autobiography Barry Cryer recalls how the late Willie Rushton was in Sir Bernard Miles's Treasure Island at the Mermaid. Rushton, who played Squire Trelawney, was telling Eric Flynn's Dr Livesey about Long John Silver, but forgot the cue line that Long John had only one leg. …