Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Bob Dylan In "Don't Look Back"


Dont Look Back - Bob Dylan by rybthr

To mark the birthday of Bob Dylan, born today in 1941, let's watch the opening scene from "Don't Look Back" (1967), D.A. Pennebaker's documentary of Dylan's three-week 1965 concert tour in England. He's shown above holding cards that contain the lyrics, or variations thereof, from his "Subterranean Homesick Blues," which alluded to the political conflicts of the 1960s. Poet Allen Ginsberg is at the left of the screen. Joan Baez and Donovan also appear in the film.

2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

A great cross-over hit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6Hlzbe9t4BI

Don't watch if you are offended by what much of which rap music is criticized, but that video by Juelz Santana is an example of the reach of Dylan's music beyond the obvious.

Jeff Tone said...

I'm not against any kind of music per se; like any other art form, it depends on the artist. The video shows Dylan's far reaching influence.