Thursday, July 28, 2011

"The Times They Are a-Changin' " by Bob Dylan.

OK, back to the 60's: Dubbed "the archetypal protest song", this 1963 Bob Dylan folk anthem was inspired by Irish and Scottish ballads as well as by Mark 10:31. Dylan described it as "definitely a song with a purpose", mirroring the turmoil of the era and the Civil Rights movement. Written less than one month before President Kennedy's assassination, Dylan opened a concert with it the night after the tragic event. Ranked #59 among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Covered by, among many others, Simon & Garfunkel ('64), Peter, Paul & Mary ('64) and The Byrds ('65).

Yesterday's answers: Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime". Has anyone ever noticed that the instrumental break in this song is interchangeable with the one from Canned Heat's "Going Up the Country"?​ch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM

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