March 22: Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” was released in 1965

….when we recorded Bringing It All Back Home, that was like a break through point, it’s the kind of music I’ve been striving to make and I believe that in time people will see that. It’s hard to explain it, it’s that indefinable thing..
~Bob Dylan (Paul Gambaccini Interview, June 81)

This is the point where Dylan eclipses any conventional sense of folk and rewrites the rules of rock, making it safe for personal expression and poetry, not only making words mean as much as the music, but making the music an extension of the words. A truly remarkable album.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

#1 – Subterranean Homesick Blues

Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I’m on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he’s got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It’s somethin’ you did
God knows when
But you’re doin’ it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
By the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live versions of “Love Minus Zero/No Limit”

My love, she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence.
She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful
Yet she’s true, like ice, like fire.

Written by Bob Dylan for his fifth studio album Bringing It All Back Home and recorded January 14, 1965.

Performed 365 times live, first @ Troy Armory, Troy, New York – Feb 12, 1965 & last @ 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado – Oct 30, 2012.

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
3 September 1965

People carry roses
And make promises by the hours
My love laughs like the flowers
Valentines can’t buy her.


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Rod Stewart sings 12 Bob Dylan songs – Happy Birthday Rod Stewart


.. Stewart will always be remembered as one of rock & roll’s best interpretive singers as well as an accomplished, innovative songwriter, creating a raw combination of folk, rock, blues, and country that sounded like no other folk-rock or country-rock material. Instead of finding the folk in rock, he found how folk rocked like hell on its own.
–> Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock and pop singer, songwriter and record producer. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. He has had ten number-one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, six of which reached number one.

He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

The Wicked Messenger

The Faces – 1970

There was a wicked messenger
From Eli he did come,
With a mind that multiplied
The smallest matter.



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