Today is [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]’s 70th birthday, so we’re paying him tribute. In these several raw audio cuts, Dylan talks about a musical career that has spanned 50 years. Ending the audio is a cut not from Dylan, but from a certain member of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Beatles[/lastfm] sharing his thoughts on Dylan’s music.
Description of each cut (play the full audio below.)
Cut 1: Bob Dylan’s songwriting career has spanned nearly 50 years but even he’s surprised how some of those early songs were written.
Cut 2: On leaving his small Minnesota town of Hibbing.
Cut 3: About the differences between Dylan and his parents.
Cut 4: Early on in his career, Dylan knew singing was his destiny.
Cut 5: Bob Dylan has been called a prophet and a voice of a generation- but on his 70th birthday today, Dylan disagrees.
Cut 6: Bob Dylan received many accolades over his nearly 50 years in the music business, however, he doesn’t put much stock in it.
Cut 7: On his 70th birthday, Bob Dylan talks about why he still writes songs and makes music.
Cut 8: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] shares his thoughts on Bob Dylan’s music.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mavis Staples[/lastfm] did an interview last week on CBS Sunday Morning with Russ Mitchell. Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples (of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Staples Singers[/lastfm]) had a 3 year courtship and he asked her to marry him. Listen to her talk about it below.
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