That’s the highway [Highway 61] I was sorta born on. It goes into Mississippi. And plus, I’m a groupie. I really am, just like anyone else. I like Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and The Beatles. A lot of their songs relate to me personally, even though I haven’t written them.
John Dawson “Johnny” Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014) was an American singer and guitarist. Winter was known for his high-energy blues rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. He also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited full album covered
It is not hard to find other artists covering Bob Dylan’s songs, but it is not so easy to find interesting and good interpretations. The originals are so strong that I wouldn’t expect anyone to top them, and noone does. Even if that is the case, I think I’ve found some of the best out there.
Highway 61 Revisited is one of the best albums in Rock’n Roll history, if you don’t have it, go buy it or buy it online or something…just get it, it’s a life changer!
AK: What’s made you come to London to work with Dave Stewart? Dylan: Well, I just wanted to work with Dave.
AK: For what particular reason; what attracted you to Dave? Dylan: I think he’s great.
AK: Did you decide to work with Dave because you felt you’d been going wrong in the past
decade? Dylan: No, I think Dave understands my music, you know.
–> Bob Dylan to Andy Kershaw, London – November 1985
David Allan Stewart (born 9 September 1952) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox. Normally credited as David A. Stewart, he won Best British Producer at the 1986, 1987 and 1990 Brit Awards.
“I never wanted to write topical songs, have you heard my last two records, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61? It’s all there. That’s the real Dylan.”
~Bob Dylan (Frances Taylor Interview, Aug 1965)
[Highway 61] Oh yes, it goes from where I used to live… I used to live related to that highway. It ran right through my home town in Minnesota. I traveled it for a long period of time
actually. It goes down the middle of the country, sort of southwest…. lot of famous people came off that highway.
~Bob Dylan (John Cohen And Happy Traum Interview, June/July 1968)
Dylan’s sixth album and his first fully fledged eagle-flight into rock. Revolutionary and stunning, not just for its energy, freshness and panache but in its vision: fusing radical electric music—electric music as the embodiment of our whole out-of-control, nervouenergy-fuelled, chaotic civilization—with lyrics that were light-years ahead of anyone else’s, Dylan here unites the force of blues-based rock’n’roll with the power of poetry.
~Michael Gray (Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)
Like a Rolling Stone:
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?