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Thread #142469 Message #3284258
Posted By: GUEST,Folknacious
03-Jan-12 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
In a similar vein, MacColl to Bert Jansch (possibly apocryphal): "Ah yes, my children have some of your records."
MacColl seemed to be a pompous, opinionated, self-obsessed and unpleasant man on the evidence of the programme - in that aspect he'd have fitted in very well on Mudcat. He wrote some good songs. His singing hasn't aged well. Now of historic interest only.
Whether Dylan wrote more good songs or had a more attractive voice is entirely down to personal taste. Arguably - from their relative fan bases - Dylan had much more charisma, unless you were part of the MacColl inner circle.