Annotation

Work status:

  • First copyright date: 1973-06-01

The lyrics for this version of Knockin' on Heaven's Door were rewitten to feature anti-drug themes. Performed with Neil Young & The Band at 1975-03-23: SNACK Benefit, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  • The title of this work is an unofficial title. There is no known ASCAP registration, SESAC registration, or copyright filing which would cover this work.
Annotation last modified on 2020-06-19 07:00 UTC.

Relationships

additional lyricist:Bob Dylan (on 1975-03-23)
lyricist and composer:Bob Dylan
publisher:Ram’s Horn Music
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Bob_Dylan:Knockin'_On_Heaven's_Door [info]
other databases:https://www.whosampled.com/Bob-Dylan/Knockin'-on-Heaven's-Door [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/249 [info]
Songfacts:https://www.songfacts.com/facts/bob-dylan/knockin-on-heavens-door [info]
Wikidata:Q743986 [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/composition/ce7e3142-8b09-4630-8f55-8482f58c9aad [info]
later translated parody versions:Nagln mer nuch ans nei
later translated versions:Knock knock ouvre-toi porte d'or
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Japanese version)
Lockiget Hoor
Noggad am Himmestor
is the basis for:No puedo enamorarme de ti

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1973-02Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorBob Dylan2:31
1974-01-30Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (remix)liveBob Dylan & The Band3:53
1974-01-30Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorliveBob Dylan & The Band3:30
1974-01-30Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1974-01: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan & The Band3:52
1974-02Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1974-02: The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, USA)cover and liveFairport Convention4:30
1974Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1974: The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, USA)cover and liveFairport Convention4:28
1975-06-16Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorcoverEric Clapton4:24
1975-10-29Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Seacrest Motel rehearsals)Bob Dylan4:30
1975-11-19Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1975-11: Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan4:51
1975-11-20Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorliveBob Dylan with Roger McGuinn4:22
1975-11-20Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1975-11: Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan4:03
1975-11-21Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1975-11-21 (afternoon): Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan3:59
1975-11-21Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1975-11-21 (evening): Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan4:10
1975-11-26Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1975-11-26: The Civic Center, Augusta, ME, USA)liveBob Dylan & GUAM?:??
1975-12-04Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1975-12: Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada)liveBob Dylan4:05
1976-02-15Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band17:17
1976-05-21Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band11:07
1976-07-29Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live: 1976-07-29: The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, UK)cover and liveEric Clapton?:??
1976-11-08Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band14:14
1976-11-15Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1976-11-15: Dallas County Convention Center, Dallas, TX, USA)cover and liveEric Clapton6:12
1977-04-27Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doorcover and liveEric Clapton5:20
1977-04-27Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1977-04-27: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK)cover and liveEric Clapton5:18
1977-04-29Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveEric Clapton?:??
1978-02-28 – 1978-03-01Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1978-02/03: Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan)liveBob Dylan4:03
1978-03-15Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1978-03-15: Festival Hall, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (mono soundboard source))liveBob Dylan?:??
1978-03-18Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band11:03
1978-04-01Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1978-04-01: Randwick Park, Sydney, Australia)liveBob Dylan?:??
1980-02-28Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band13:58
1981-06-26Knockin' On Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band9:42
1981-06-27Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorliveBob Dylan5:01
1981-09 – 1981-12Knockin' on Heaven's DoorcoverJerry Garcia7:40
1984-10-13Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live,1984-10-13: University, Manchester, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy?:??
1984-10-13Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live,1984-10-13: University, Manchester, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy?:??
1984-10-13Knockin' on Heaven's Door / Hey Joe / Purple Haze (live, 1984-10-13: Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy11:03
1984-10-13Knockin' on Heaven's Door / Hey Joe / Purple Haze / Stairway to Heaven / Ghost Rider / Louie Louie (live,1984-10-13: University, Manchester, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy22:49
1984-10-20Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1984-10-20: Essex University, Colchester, England)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:13
1984-11-18Knockin' on Heavens Door (live, 1984-11-18: Zeche Bochum, Bochum, Germany)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy?:??
1985-02-04Knocking on Heaven's Door (live: 1985-02-04: Soundcheck, Teatro Tenda Lampugnano, Milano, Italy)cover and liveU25:06
1985-03-16Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1985-03-16: Leeds University, Leeds, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:39
1985-03-25Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-03-25: Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, USA)cover and liveU27:00
1985-03-28Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-03-28: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada)cover and liveU28:02
1985-04-19Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-04-19: The Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA)cover and liveU27:20
1985-04-29Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-04-29: Odissea 2001, Milan, Italy)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:30
1985-05-02Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-05-02: Teatro Espero, Rome, Italy)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:12
1985-05-02Knocking on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-05-02: Teatro Espero, Rome, Italy)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:18
1985-05-16Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1985-05-16: Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy8:51
1985-06-18Knocking on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-06-18: The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy6:45
1985-06-18Knocking on Heaven's Door (live, 1985-06-18: The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK)cover and liveThe Sisters of Mercy?:??
1986-10-28Knocking on Heaven's Door (live, 1986-10-28: Acoustic in Reckless Records Shop, San Francisco, CA, USA)cover and liveNick Cave & the Bad Seeds7:57
1987-04-20Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1987-04-20: Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USA)cover and liveU2?:??
1987-06-28Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live at the Marquee Club, London / 1987)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses4:59
1987-06-28Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live) (live, 1987-06-28: London)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses4:39
1987-06-28Move to the City / Knockin' on Heavens Door / Whole Lot of Rosie (live, 1987-06-28: The Marquee, London, UK)liveGuns N’ Roses12:57
1987-07-04Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1987-07-04: Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, USA)liveBob Dylan & Grateful Dead6:44
1987-07-26Knockin' on Heaven's DoorliveBob Dylan & Grateful Dead6:51
1987-07Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorliveDylan & the Dead6:53
1987-09-18Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead9:03
1987-10-28Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band10:13
1987-10-31Knockin' on Heavens Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band11:00
1987Knockin’ on Heaven's Door (USA ’87)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses4:34
1988-02-02Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1988-02-02: Ritz, NYC, USA)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses7:04
1988-03-31Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead8:30
1988-04-01Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Live in New Jersey, April 1, 1988)cover and liveGrateful Dead8:30
1988-12-07Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1988-12-07: Nakano Sun Plaza, Tōkyō, Japan)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses10:33
1988-12-07Medley: Only Women Bleed / Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1988-12-07: Nakano Sunplaza Hall, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan)live and medleyGuns N’ Roses10:10
1989-06-15Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1989-06-15: Palacio de Los Deportes, Madrid, Spain)liveBob Dylan?:??
1989-07-07Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead8:41
1989-07-10Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead7:58
1989-07-19Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1989-07-19: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
1989-09-02Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band10:27
1989-09-16Knockin On Heavens Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band11:46
1990-01-13 – 1991-08-03Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorcoverGuns N’ Roses5:36
1990-03-21Knockin' On Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead7:10
1990-03-29Knockin' On Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead8:24
1990-03-29Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead8:24
1990-05-20Knockin’ On Heaven’s Doorcover and liveJerry Garcia Band10:07
1990-07-08Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead7:08
1990-09-18Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGrateful Dead9:29
1990-09-18Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Live at Madison Square Garden, NY, Sept. 1990)cover and liveGrateful Dead9:29
1991-01-23Knockin’ on Heavens Door (live, 1991-01-23: Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:25
1991-02-21Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1991-02-21: L'Aéronef, Lille, France)cover and livePatrick Coutin5:10
1991-05-28Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1991-05-28: Deer Creek, Noblesville Indiana, USA)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses9:07
1991-06Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1991-06: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, United States)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:31
1991Knocking on Heaven’s Door (live, 1991: US Tour)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:55
1992-02-22Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1992-02-22: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses13:42
1992-04-06Knockin' on Heaven's Doorcover and liveGuns N’ Roses11:13
1992-04-06Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Introduction)instrumental, live and partialGuns N’ Roses3:09
1992-04-20Knockin' on Heaven's Door (live, 1992-04-20: Wembley Stadium, London, UK)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:42
1992-04-20Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1992-04-20: London, UK)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses7:29
1992-04-20Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1992-04-20: Wembley Stadium, London, UK)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:32
1992-04-20Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1992-04-20: Wembley Stadium, London, UK)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses?:??
1992-06-06Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses15:23
1992-10-16Knockin' on Heaven's Door (30th Anniversary Concert)liveBob Dylan?:??
1992-10-16Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1992-10-16: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton & George Harrison5:38
1992-10-16Knockin’ on Heavens Door (live N.Y. 1992)liveBob Dylan with friends?:??
1993-02-04 – 1993-02-05Knockin' on Heaven's DoorcoverJerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice5:34
1993-02-04 – 1993-02-05Knockin' on Heaven's Door (run through)coverJerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice5:34
1993-06-12Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (live, 1993-06-12: Senate Square, Helsinki, Finland)cover and liveLeningrad Cowboys & The Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble6:13
1993-07-16Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Live in Argentina)cover and liveGuns N’ Roses8:54
1994-10-18Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1994-10-18: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan?:??
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