Tag Archives: Bob Dylan

This Historic Day In Music: Nina Simone

The 4th Annual Boston Globe Jazz Festival was held the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 1969. The festival’s venue was the War Memorial Auditorium in the Prudential Center on Boylston Street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. (Tickets were $5.50, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Blowin’ In The Wind”

Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ In The Wind” sometime in late March/early April, 1962. He used the song “No More Auction Block” – a Civil War-era, African-American marching song/spiritual – as his starting point. (Dylan was a big fan of singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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These Historic Days In Music: Bringing It All Back Home

Three days in January, fifty years ago. On Wednesday, January 13, 1965, Bob Dylan entered Columbia Records’ Studio A in New York City to begin recording songs for his fifth album. Joining him in the studio that day was producer … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 8

“As I Went Out One Morning” is a Bob Dylan song. It is the second song on John Wesley Harding, Dylan’s eighth album. Written and recorded in the Fall of 1967, the John Wesley Harding LP followed Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, a … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Bob Dylan

My 2010 post celebrating Bob Dylan’s birthday invited my readers to share their favorite Bob Dylan song. After missing the big day in 2011, I came back in 2012 and wrote a piece about some of the many outstanding (in … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Judy Collins

Among the many music books that I made frequent use of in my musically formative years and that still fill my shelves, one of the most memorable is a collection of songs recorded by Judy Collins. The Judy Collins Songbook was first published in October, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Bob Dylan

Today – May 24, 2012 – is Bob Dylan’s 71st birthday. Two years ago, in celebration of Bob’s big day, I asked: “What is your favorite Bob Dylan song?”  Many of you posted your answer through the “leave a comment” … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Columbia Records CL 1779 / CS 8579

It was an album of Folk music. It premiered the work of a 20-year-old musician that the LP’s liner notes proclaimed to be “one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded,” “a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness,” … Continue reading

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Sitting On This Bank Of Sand, 40 Years Later

“What’s the matter with me? I don’t have much to say…” That lyric has been running through my head for several days now. If you check how long it’s been since my last blog post, you’ll know why. The line is … Continue reading

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