Bob Dylan

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"Boom, boom, boom" is that guy's song-- he also did a "Sweet Home Chicago" a lot

Not as imposing as Taj Mahal but in that neighborhood

walks straight to this journalist
thought he was Bob Dylan

He said man, I had the coolest night in my life

Bob Dylan was just getting started

Early on Blacks resented this guy writing these songs– but they quickly

He went down

Martin Luther King Jr. was staging some kind of event

Dylan and some other musicians went down to [help] draw a bigger crowd

lot of this stuff I found out very recently, he was being interviewed by Charlie Rose or someone like that

Dylan said "Why don't you ask Elvis what his songs meant?"
Which always rubbed me the wrong way–

Dad used to say that Dylan was an idiot savant, in that he wrote truth in poetry, lyrics without being politically aware (I'd always argued– I'd heard Dylan sought out Woodie Guthrie, the Rubin Carter song was direct activism, etc.), but Dad completely changed his view after some biographies and autobiographic works on Dylan that he read and saw. Dad was always learning.