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Thread #122515 Message #2688406
Posted By: GUEST
27-Jul-09 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Theo Bikel said something about Pete wanting to take an axe to
Dylan's electrified band. It's mostly myth. Pete's annoyance was that the sound system distorted Dylan's voice and Pete's father,
Charlie was in the audience, a bit hard of hearing. Pete wanted
Charlie to hear the words to Dylan's songs. Pete would never do
anything like that to a fellow performer. Theo may have said that Pete suggested the idea but Theo should know that Pete would never
do that. Sometimes these things get blown out of proportion.