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Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone

An evening pause: Performed live at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Compare the scale and atmosphere between this Dylan performance at Newport with his performance there in 1964. In one year this event has gone from a casual gathering to a very big event.

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4 comments

  • Recommend “No Direction Home” (2005) [Martin Scorsese]. I have this doco, and it plays like a Scorsese film. One thing that struck me was that Dylan’s musical avatar was Woodie Guthrie. He didn’t want to *be* Guthrie, he wanted to emulate him, and says as much in the film.

    Probably my favorite Dylan song.

  • wayne

    Blair–
    Sounds interesting, I will check that out!

    Roger Mcguinn
    “It’s alright ma” Bob Dylan
    (Easy Rider soundtrack)
    https://youtu.be/7QPBMyP8uFo
    3:42

    “For them that must obey authority
    That they do not respect in any degree
    Who despise their jobs, their destinies
    Speak jealously of them that are free
    Do what they do just to be
    Nothing more than something they invest in…”

  • Jeff Wright

    Not always big on NPR, but soundopinions is nice, as is hos.com and echoes. Patrick O’Hearn is great.

  • wayne

    “Hallelujah I’m A Bum”
    Harry MAC McClintock – 1928
    https://youtu.be/8uKbIkYGsIg
    2:43

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