Happy Birthday Bob!

DYLAN TURNS 67
CELEBRANTS SALUTE HIM FROM WATCHTOWER

Born May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan continues to age like great whiskey, gaining flavor and smoothness with every passing year. The great man (why stop at musician or songwriter with this guy?) is living proof that the phrase "golden years" can mean something entirely different if one remains active and engaged with the world.

For those wanting to wallow in a Dylan-y pile today we point you to the following options:

-Legacy Recordings' wonderful Bob Dylan podcasts hosted by Patti Smith, where the work of the master is lovingly pondered by various luminaries, collaborators and scholars. Here's the first episode and pop over here to check out the other 18 installments!


-For some swell covers of Dylan's songs, bend an ear to Mike Elam's guest appearance on Barry Sultanoff's weekly Manao Radio show, where they play choice versions of Bob's tunes and discuss what goes into a good Dylan cover.

-The always terrific Down Home Radio Show folks – who describe themselves as "a hardcore, unreconstructed, paleo-acoustic folk music program" – put together a special two-part episode on Songs That Inspired Bob Dylan well worth checking out.

Dylan got an early birthday present on April 7 when he received a Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." He is the first rock & roll musician to receive the prize.

http://www.bobdylan.com/

[Published on: 5/24/08]

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Mountain_Icculus starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/24/2008 12:55PM
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Mountain_Icculus

Thanks for all the great tunes over the years Bob. Happy B-Day!

kandrokitis starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/24/2008 02:00PM
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kandrokitis

Happy Birthday to the greatest songwriter to ever live.

gophish77 Sat 5/24/2008 02:55PM
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gophish77

happy birthday!

alltimepanic Sat 5/24/2008 03:04PM
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thanks to Bob from every musician, music lover and everyone big and small,you have touched more than you'll ever know.......happy birthday Bob

whodoyoudo Sat 5/24/2008 03:26PM
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whodoyoudo

thanks

keep on touring

WidespreadMule3 Sat 5/24/2008 03:40PM
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WidespreadMule3

i love sharing the same birthday as bob dylan...especially since he's my favorite artist.

discomcgee Sat 5/24/2008 04:04PM
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discomcgee

today is also tommy chongs bday

StonerDude starstarstar Sat 5/24/2008 04:13PM
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think bob will read all the happy birthday posts?

Death Cube K Sat 5/24/2008 04:30PM
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Death Cube K

::Takes down Hood::

Happy Birthday Bob

TimCorcoran starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/24/2008 04:50PM
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TimCorcoran

>>>Dylan got an early birthday present on April 7 when he received a Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

Well. its about time! Happy Birthday Bob! =)

jelly1 starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/24/2008 10:48PM
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jelly1

Statues made of matchsticks disguised as birthday candles that say... Happy Birth Day from The Last Waltz Ensemble!

sugar baby Sun 5/25/2008 05:49AM
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Happy Birthday, Bob!

Thank you for enriching our lives.

redhed starstarstarstarstar Sun 5/25/2008 06:06AM
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redhed

happy birthday and thank you Bob

gratefuled starstarstarstarstar Sun 5/25/2008 01:40PM
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gratefuled

Hsppy Birthday Bob! Thanks for the years of great music, writings and inspiration.

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forever young!!!

DubSaw starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 01:48PM
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DubSaw

in my hometown of WARWICK new york there is a three day bob dylan festival at the warwick valley winery, it rocks.

DubSaw starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 01:48PM
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DubSaw

every may !

onemanband starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 08:35PM
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Congrats brother Bob!

if Dylan gave a $hit what anyone thought of him, he would've done things differently. He's probably the single best example of a songwriter's musical hero. His work is raw & visual; unfortunately not found in a lot of popular modern music.

happy 67th!

steveanderson81 starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 10:09PM
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steveanderson81

One of a handful of artists that remain as relevant now as they ever have.

DaveT starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/27/2008 01:07PM
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DaveT

You hand in your ticket and you go watch the geek who immediately walks up to you when he hears you speak and says, "How does it feel To be such a freak?" And you say, "Impossible" as he hands you a bone...Happy Birthday Bob!

Dnumde Wed 5/28/2008 07:06AM
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Dnumde

Happy Birthday Robert Allen Zimmerman. We'd all be lost without you!

willydog Sun 6/1/2008 04:23PM
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willydog

Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet...

Every thing that I am sayin', you can say it just as good...I doubt it. Happy B-day to the poet universal of the rock and the curly frock...the folk and the country...you are, and alway will be the greatest.

The sun wasn't yellow,...it was a chicken! What?!!!