My favourite Bob Dylan story doesn’t actually involve Bob Dylan. Well, not directly. The year is 1963, and The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan has just come out. Ahmet Ertegun and Otis Redding – in some versions of the story it’s Berry Gordy and Marvin Gaye at Motown, or Isaac Hayes and Booker T. Jones at Stax – are sitting in the office at Atlantic Records, listening to Dylan’s new record. Otis/Marvin/Isaac isn’t feeling it. “Don’t you get it?” asks Ertegun/Gordy/Jones. “You don’t have to be a great singer anymore if you can write songs!”
Posted: July 5th, 2012 under Brag 469, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Concert, Bob Evans, Eskimo Joe, Holly Throsby, Hugh Robertson, Jebediah, Josh Pyke, Kav Temperley, Kevin Mitchell, Patience Hodgson, Sydney Opera House, The Grates
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