Odd audience

Today’s song comes to mind after reading a curious press release from 1997: today, 20 years ago, Bob Dylan played three songs with an audience of several hundreds of thousands, including Pope John Paul II. The concert was controversial, even several years later when a book by Pope Benedict XVI were released. This the last song Dylan played that […]

Conversion (II)

Due to ‘the wide and popular acclaim’ to yesterday’s post about Bob Dylan’s 19th studio album, and his conversion to Christianity, today we are going to share the second single from this record, that has been even covered for kids, and a odd version in Spanish shared this morning by Mr. E. Baker. Enjoy! (Sorry […]

Conversion 

Today in 1979 it was released the nineteenth studio album by Bob Dylan. By this record Dylan communicate his conversion to Christianity, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. The album, which was the first of three records around the same issues, […]

Two birthdays and a song

Today is the birthday of Robert Allen Zimmerman (1941), that is better known as Bob Dylan; but it is Rosanne Cash’s birthday too. To illustrate these two celebrations enjoy the next song written by Bob Dylan, and covered by Rosanne Cash who recorded it in her album ‘The List’. This song was played by Dylan […]

Hurricane

Everybody knows that music has several impacts in society, but sometimes this impact is even greater than what we could ever think. In March 17th 1976, due to (among other things) the well known song by Bob Dylan that popularized the case of Rubin Carter, the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the convictions, ruling that […]

surprise winner

According to the Swedish Academy, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. This decision has opinions for and against. In any case, it gives us an excuse to share a couple of songs (probably not the most famous). Enjoy!