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Thread #142469 Message #3284135
Posted By: Amos
03-Jan-12 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
DYlan and Baez were both opportunistic and had large egos. Comes with the territory, I suppose.
But Dylan has never been known for his likeability. That might be part of MacColl's reaction to him.
ANother aspect is that Dylan, like Guthrie before him, composes in a peculiarly American idiom, which lacks key qualities respected in the English tradition.