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Bob Dylan - 70th Birthday Special - UNCUT Mag - June 2011

Bob Dylan - 70th Birthday Special - UNCUT Mag - June 2011

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On May 24, rock's most revered and enigmatic musician, Bob Dylan is 70.
In this 18-page special, notable fans, from Tom Waits to Robin Pecknold, chose their favourite Dylan songs.
On May 24, rock's most revered and enigmatic musician, Bob Dylan is 70.
In this 18-page special, notable fans, from Tom Waits to Robin Pecknold, chose their favourite Dylan songs.

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Highway
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BlondeOnBlonde,
wereradicallyexpandingtheparametersofpopularmusic.ThesewereamongmanyotherthingsdiscussedbyDylanandShelton,inthecourseofanight-longconversationonaflightfromNebraskatoColoradoinoneofDylan'smostunguardedandrevealinginterviews,Sheltonalmostwashedawayattimes,ashelaterreported,inthetorrentofthingsaclearlydrugged-upDylanhadtosay.NojournalisthaseverbeenclosertoDylanthanShelton,whoseSeptember1961reviewinthe
NewYorkTimes
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NoDirectionHome,
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NoDirectionHome
wasoddlyundervaluedonpublication,thoughithasbeenaprincipalsourceofcontentforsundrysubsequentDylancommentaries,andinmanyrespectsneverbettered.Sheltondiedin1995andhisbookhasbeenoutofprintforoveradecade.It'sreissuedthismonth,however,inarevisededition,withmuchmaterialexcisedfromtheoriginalversionrestored,especiallytotheextraordinary1966interviewmentionedabove,whichwepublish-startingonthefacingpage-aspartofourcelebrationofDylanat70.Our18-pageDylanspecialalsoincludesTomWaits,JoanBaez,RogerMcGuinn,IggyPop,RickieLeeJones,JeffTweedy,KrisKristofferson,RobinPecknold,RichieHavens,ToddHaynes,SamBeamandBillyBraggonDylan'Sgreatestsongs,alongsideawealthofDylanalia.Whataretheweirdestsongshe'severcovered?Whicharethekeybootlegs?Whicharethegreatsongsheleftoffthealbumstheywereoriginallyrecordedfor?Whohavebeenhissongwritingpartnersandoddestcollaborators?Whatarethenameshe'sgivenhimselfforguestappearancesonotherpeople'srecords?Findoutinthefollowingpages.HappyBirthday,Bob...nextshouldnotbeunderestimated.'TWoweekslater,hewassignedtoColumbiabyJohnHammond,andacareerwaslaunchedthatforhalfacenturyhasheldtheworldinthrall.
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