Legendary rocker Bob Dylan plays Tel Aviv

June 21, 2011 - 6:00 AM
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U.S musician Bob Dylan performs at the London Feis Festival, in Finsbury Park, Saturday, June 18, 2011, just weeks after his 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Legendary rocker Bob Dylan has played a much-awaited concert in Tel Aviv, reprising his famous hits but disappointing thousands of fans by not addressing them.

The concert was Dylan's third in Israel, following previous gigs in 1987 and 1993. Dylan, who is Jewish, enjoys a loyal following in Israel.

Among the hits he performed Monday were "Like a Rolling Stone," ''Tangled Up in Blue," and "All Along the Watchtower."

Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Levy said she came to hear the Dylan classics. She called his music "more real, more authentic, more powerful than what we have today."

But Yosef Speizer, 28, said Dylan's apparent detachment was bizarre. "The whole thing was strange," he said.