[sixties-l] Happy Birthday, Bob [Dylan] (fwd)

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    Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 12:43:44 -0700
    From: radtimes <resist@best.com>
    Subject: Happy Birthday, Bob [Dylan]

    Happy Birthday, Bob


    by Wade Hudson, Inlet.org

    How can one who has been so denigrated by so many detractors for so long
    now be so revered? Whatever the reasons, the ironic elevation of Bob Dylan
    is a source of hope. If a voice such as Dylan's can enter the mainstream,
    other victories are possible as well.

    When Dylan sang "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues," a satire of
    anti-Communist hysteria, at the rehearsal for the Ed Sullivan Show in the
    early Sixties, Sullivan forbid him to sing the song. Dylan walked away,
    never to appear on prime time for decades. During the Persian Gulf
    Massacre, however, he sang "Masters of War" live on the Grammy Awards show
    and no one said a word....

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