Minnesota’s Bob Dylan Turns 80 Today
Minnesota sure has a lot to be proud of. Many celebrities can claim Minnesota as their home. I am most impressed with the fact that Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) grew up and went to school in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Dylan never felt like he fit in here and took the road to stardom via New York City. Dylan was not only a very successful and talented singer/songwriter, he was also a huge influence to many other artists like the Beatles.
In my book, Dylan was probably one of the best lyric writers ever. Even when his singing became difficult to understand, some say due to his motorcycle accident, you can't argue with his brilliant lyrics.
Years ago, Dylan did an interview with 60 Minutes and was asked how he wrote all those great songs in the 60's and 70's. His very Dylanish reply was "I don't know who wrote those songs". Digging deeper into his thought process, I assume that he meant that that was a different time and he was a different person then.
Someday, do yourself a favor and sit down and listen to some of Dylan's greatest compositions. Tunes like "I Ain't Me Babe, "Just Like A Woman", "Knocking On Heaven's Door", "Lay Lady Lay", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Positively 4th Street", "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35", "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Everything Is Broken" and "Tangled Up In Blue" and of course many more.
All brilliant compositions. Many, over the years, have recorded Dylan tunes and Dylan himself has sold over 125 million albums in his 6 decade long career.
I thought this Tweet from Ben Dreyfuss, Tweeted this morning was kind of humorous.
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