The Political Bob Dylan
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Folksinger Joan Baez sang Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changing" at a Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose last week. Nobody knows what Dylan thinks of the current political scene because he turned his back on politics many years ago. But it doesn't matter what Dylan -- who turned 75 this week -- thinks because his music has a life of its own. It resonates with today's young activists just as it inspired their counterparts in the 1960s.
When the makers of Hollywood movies, documentary films, or TV news programs want to evoke the spirit of the 1960s, they typically show clips of long-haired hippies dancing at a festival, protestors marching at an antiwar rally, or students sitting-in at a lunch counter, with one of Dylan's songs--"Blowin' in the Wind" or "The Times They Are a-Changin'"--playing in the background.
Since he emerged on the music since in 1961, Dylan has gone through many personal, religious, and artistic transformations. But journalists and historians still t...
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