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Thread #142469   Message #3851241
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Apr-17 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
" I am sure. I can find no reference to it anywhere."
There was an interesting article in the Irish Times on it some years ago - I thought I'd saved it.
"So it seems that Dylan never actually refused to go,"
His manager did it on his behalf, but he had been approached personally by Pete Seeger and others to join them and he made the same excuse.
"totally ridiculous to grub through the minutiae of one's life "
I'm not doing that Al
I neither like nor dislike Dylan - though I tried very hard to like his music when some of my mates extolled his virtues
I gave up after a couple of goes.
I was actually responding to Ake's claim about the old socialists and why I believe it to be inaccurate
The sixties was a time when the music industry believed there to be some profit to be gained out of protest - as long as it didn't frighten the horses.
THe answer turned out to be 'Blowin' in the Wind' - mention "freedom", and you had a hit on your hands
Jim Carroll