Bruce Langhorne obituary
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
Musician who achieved fame as Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man As a session guitarist and percussionist, he was crucial to the 60s boom in folk music, but Bruce Langhorne, who has died aged 78, will be best remembered as Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man. It was Langhorne’s Turkish frame drum, like a giant tambourine with bells attached to its edges, that inspired the “jingle jangle morning” of Dylan’s song on the pivotal Bringing It All Back Home album (1965), showcasing Langhorne’s electric guitar. The record’s mix of electric and acoustic songs cued folk music’s transition into folk rock. “If you had Bruce playing with you, that’s all you would need to do just about anything,” Dylan said. Langhorne’s often tangential interplay with the veteran studio guitarist Al Gorgoni set the stage for Michael Bloomfield’s guitar on Dylan’s next record, the electric masterpiece Highway 61 Revisited, but he first worked alongside Dylan when they were sidemen on Carolyn Hester’s 1961 debut album, with Dy...
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