Tag: Bob Dylan

Isle of Wight ’69 Revisited: Ray Foulk’s Stealing Dylan From Woodstock
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Isle of Wight ’69 Revisited: Ray Foulk’s Stealing Dylan From Woodstock

Even though the Woodstock festival took place some seventy miles away in Bethel, New York, promoter Michael Lang made a deliberate effort to name the event Woodstock for two reasons: he wanted to use the town’s name and notoriety as Dylan’s hideaway to attract attention to his festival, and he hoped to entice Dylan out of seclusion to return to the stage at the event.

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow All In The Same Room: Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”
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Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow All In The Same Room: Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”

The elasticity of time and the shifting perspectives — all within a single verse, sometimes — was something I’d never heard. What was going on here? It was a world away from “Rockaway Beach.” Standing at the precipice of past and future, this song was easily the most complicated thing I’d ever heard. Surely I could figure it out. Right?

Marc Dolan’s Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll
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Marc Dolan’s Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Marc Dolan’s Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ’N’ Roll manages to avoid the traps of many rock biographies, offering up just enough personal history to put the phases of Springsteen’s career in context, but focusing primarily on its overarching themes, its influences and its impact. It may not be titillating, but if you’re even a casual admirer of Springsteen’s music you’re likely to find it both fascinating and insightful.