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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Billy Bragg sings Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Billy Bragg

“Yes to dance beneath a diamond sky with one hand waving free…” for this alone Bob Dylan deserves the Nobel Prize
—> Billy Bragg on Twitter

Stephen William “Billy” Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and involving the younger generation in activist causes.

Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Lay down your weary tune, lay down
Lay down the song you strum
And rest yourself ‘neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum


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August 18: Dylan & Danko, This Wheel’s On Fire, Wallingford – 1997 (Video)

Rick Danko & Bob Dylan 1997

If your mem’ry serves you well
We were goin’ to meet again and wait
So I’m goin’ to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
But you know that we shall meet again
If your mem’ry serves you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!

Oakdale Theater
Wallingford, Connecticut
18 August 1997