Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan


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Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan

Postby aaronk » Fri May 24, 2013 3:44 am

Hard to believe Bobby is 72 today!
He almost didn't make it out of the sixties!
He joins the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, and others of a similar age as one who is.....
"still on the road, headin' to another joint"!!

I've been a Dylan fan since early 1964, when his "Freewheelin'" was released.
As a writer of song lyrics myself, I most appreciate Dylan for his words.
My favorite lyric of his (or anyone's!!) is "Visions of Johanna".
For me, that song compares to an Edward Hopper or Van Gogh painting come alive!
And that line...
"The ghost of 'lectricity HOWLS in the BONES of her face!"....
is simply PERFECT!!

And there are hundreds of others one can disappear within!!

A very happy 72nd birthday to you, Bob, and "may you stay forever young"!!!
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Re: Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan

Postby jhc68 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:22 pm

:D And Bob looks every day of those 72 hard-lived years!
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Re: Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan

Postby Friar » Fri May 24, 2013 5:24 pm

Three Bob facts:

1. He was once booed at the top of my street: for going electric.

2. He asked to be paid for doing a photo shoot for Warhol in the Factory. Andy gave him an Elvis painting. He didn't like it. It was valued at 700k after he gave it away.

3. The organ (Al Kooper) in Like a Rolling Stone wasn't Bob's idea originally. Just sort of happened.
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Re: Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan

Postby jhc68 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Al Kooper is an often overlooked giant in American music...
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Re: Happy 72nd Birthday to....Bob Dylan

Postby aaronk » Sat May 25, 2013 7:54 am

jhc68 wrote::D And Bob looks every day of those 72 hard-lived years!


I'd put Keith Richards' mug up against Bob's for the perfect image of "hard livin'" any old day!!
Amazing that dude hasn't croaked......ten times already!! :shock:
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