Category Archives: Bob Dylan

Music from Big Pink – The Band (1968)

“Music from Big Pink is the debut studio album by the Band. Released in 1968, it employs a distinctive blend of country, rock, folk, classical, R&B, and soul. The music was composed partly in ‘Big Pink‘, a house shared by … Continue reading

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Give Peace a Chance

College students in Boston march against the Vietnam war, October 16, 1965. “Say what you will about the Vietnam War, it had a great soundtrack. Feature and documentary filmmakers have, of course, long appreciated this—cue ‘The End’ by the Doors … Continue reading

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Ole Miss riot of 1962

Meredith, center with briefcase, is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. “The Ole Miss riot of 1962, or Battle of Oxford, was fought between Southern segregationist civilians and federal and state forces beginning the night of September … Continue reading

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“Who Killed Davey Moore” – Bob Dylan (1963)

“‘Who Killed Davey Moore’ is a topical song written in 1963 by American folk singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Though the song was not commercially released on Dylan’s several studio albums in the 1960s, it was popular in his repertoire for live … Continue reading

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Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival – Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen

“The Village Scene in the Early 1960s. Recalling the peak years of the folk music revival in Greenwich Village, singer-songwriter Tom Paxton reflected on the importance of the clubs, taverns, and coffeehouses in the Washington Square vicinity. These venues mattered, … Continue reading

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“Maggie’s Farm”/”On the Road Again” – Bob Dylan (1965)

“‘Maggie’s Farm’ is a song written by Bob Dylan, recorded on January 15, 1965, and released on the album Bringing It All Back Home on March 22 of that year. Like many other Dylan songs of the 1965–66 period, ‘Maggie’s … Continue reading

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