Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s put-down of George Harrison, 1971

George said to Bob [Dylan], ‘Do you think you could sing … “Blowin’ in the Wind”—the audience would just love it’ … and Bob looked at him: ‘You interested in “Blowin’ in the Wind”? … Are you gonna sing “I … Continue reading

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Song Review: Blowin’ in the Wind (Dylan) 60th Anniversary (1962-2022)

Blowin’ in the wind is an iconic anthem of the 1960s, which has been covered by many artists. Purists shudder at the implications. They believe that only the 1962 Dylan recording is perfection. I too thought this way, until like … Continue reading

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A vicious review of a Bob Dylan concert: Scotland 1991

Dylan now resembles nothing so much as an alcoholic lumberjack on a Saturday night out in some Saskatchewan backwater, staggering around the stage here in a huge plaid jacket and odd little hat. The band, meanwhile, have all the charisma … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie

People have told me that they’ve heard a song of mine and it’s changed their lives. Now I can only believe that or disbelieve it, but I know what it is to feel that, because I’ve felt that way myself … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Liverpool 1966

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Bob Dylan in 1965

Dylan won an Oscar in 2001 for the song ‘Things Have Changed’ The YouTube film is here “Things Have Changed” Wins Original Song: 2001 Oscars – Bing video He also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. His speech … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan on the Beatles

When Paul McCartney played an acetate of “Tomorrow Never Knows” for Bob Dylan, Dylan’s response was “Oh, I get it. You don’t want to be cute anymore.” http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/05/dreaming-the-beatles.html Chris

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Who’d have thought it?


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Capital Punishment: British Style

              “And the executioner’s face is always well hidden.” (Bob Dylan A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall) (Chris)

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An uncompromising Social Worker

“Death to all those who would whimper and cry.” Bob Dylan Tombstone Blues 1965

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