Bob Dylan Sings Neil Young’s Old Man (3 versions)

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old Man” is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest. “Old Man” was released as a single on Reprise Records on April 17, 1972, reaching number 4 in Canada, and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending June 3.

Bob Dylan played “Old Man” 33 times on his 2002 tour, and here are 3 of them:
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Bob Dylan’s Best Songs: Murder Most Foul

Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
A day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die

Like the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, a one-record pop explosion, where a record appears and in an instant it can feel as if the whole world is listening, talking back, figuring it out, and playing with it as if it’s a cross between the Bible and Where’s Waldo?. In the strange way the song can hardly be heard once without sparking anyone’s need to hear it again, a world gathering around a campfire of unanswered questions, and it takes everyone around the campfire to hear the whole song
–> Greil Marcus (2020)

One year ago today Bob Dylan dropped this glorious song on us. I don’t know how many times I played the first few days, I just could not stop. Endlessly fascinating. Still, in hindsight, it is a great addition to Dylan’s canon of songs.

Rollingstone magazine ratet it @ #5 on their list of “The 25 Best Bob Dylan Songs of the 21st Century” & The Guardian ranked it @ #33 of “Bob Dylan’s 50 greatest songs” in April 2020.


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March 20: Neil Young recorded Cinnamon Girl in 1969 – live & cover versions

neil young cinnamon girl

I wanna live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl

Neil Young opened up his second long-player Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) with this concise, yet hard driving love song. It also effectively began his relationship with the backing combo Crazy Horse. Musically the track is an uncomplicated three-chord rocker and shows off Young’s infamous one-note solo motif during the instrumental ‘middle eight’ bars between the chorus and verse. ..
~Lindsay Planer (allmusic.com)

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Full Dylan album covered: John Wesley Harding

Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding – Full Dylan album covered

 

John Wesley Harding is Bob Dylan’s eight album, it was released on December 27, 1967 by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music. John Wesley Harding shares many stylistic threads with, and was recorded around the same time as, the prolific series of home recording sessions with the Band, partly released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes.

John Wesley Harding was exceptionally well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable considering that Dylan had kept Columbia from releasing the album with much promotion or publicity.Less than three months after its release, John Wesley Harding was certified gold by the RIAA. “All Along the Watchtower” became one of his most popular songs after it was recorded by Jimi Hendrix the following year.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 301 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Many Dylan albums have lent themselves to loads of covers over the years, many quite different from the originals. John Wesley Harding was one of the easiest album to find good covers from.

Check Out more Full Dylan albums covered:

Nashville Skyline

Street Legal

Modern Times

Slow Train Coming

Infidels

Oh Mercy

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Happy Birthday Stephen Stills – Here are 10 Great Stephen Stills Songs

I detest talking about myself. There is a reason why people pick up an instrument and put it between themselves and the rest of the world.
–> Stephen Stills

Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. As both a solo act and member of two successful bands, Stills has combined record sales of over 35 million albums. He was ranked number 28 in Rolling Stones 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and number 47 in the 2011 list. Stills became the first person to be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Neil Young, “Stephen is a genius.”

Here are 10 GREAT songs written by Stephen Stills.

For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield.
Recorded on December 5, 1966, released as a single on Atco Records on December 23, 1966.

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Tim Hardin Birthday – Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, Neil Young and more cover Tim Hardin

James Timothy Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was an American folk musician and composer. He wrote the Top 40 hit “If I Were a Carpenter”, “Reason to Believe”, “The Lady Came from Baltimore”, and more..

Lady Came From Baltimore

Bob Dylan

Palais Des Sports
Besançon, France
4 July 1994

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

I was there to steal her money
Take her rings and run
Then I fell in love with the lady
Got away with none



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