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Thread #17515   Message #1438193
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
19-Mar-05 - 04:18 AM
Thread Name: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Subject: RE: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Dylan wrote some great protest songs, but was he a great protest singer? There has always been a question over Dylan's commitment. For example, at the Dylan tribute concert, where Sinead O'Connor was booed by the audience for her "protest" stand ( against certain attitudes of the Catholic Church), Dylan should have bounded to her defense and berated the audience. Had it been a Phil Ochs' tribute concert, Phil would have really laid into the audience.