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So, who does Bob like? There's JOAN BAEZ, JIMI HENDRIX, JOHNNY CASH, THE BYRDS,, PETER,. PAUL and MARY,, NINA SIMONE and THE TURTLES....'Whew'...I was sweating it out.. Dylan especially thanked JIMI HENDRIX and JOHNNY CASH...saying about Hendrix quote.." I actually saw Jimi perform when he was with a band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Something like that. And Jimi didn't even sing. He was just the guitar player," Dylan said. "He took some small songs of mine that nobody paid any attention to and brought them up into the outer limits of the stratosphere, turned them all into classics. I have to thank Jimi, too. I wish he was here."
Dylan really appreciated JOHNNY CASH too...saying this." "Johnny Cash recorded some of my songs early on, too," Dylan said. "I met him about '63, when he was all skin and bones. He traveled long, he traveled hard, but he was a hero of mine. I heard many of his songs growing up. I knew them better than I knew my own. 'Big River,' 'I Walk the Line.' 'How High's the Water, Mama'? I wrote 'It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)' with that song reverberating inside my head."...Cash was a supporter of Dylans and told folks to leave Dylan alone when he started performing with his electric guitar way back when. Well, of course, seems like Dylan admired Cash so much for his support at that important time in his life, Cash really affected him..
Please read the rest of this story on THE ROLLING STONE about the Musicares PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD for 2015, given to Bob Dylan. Find out who else Dylan mentions and why. O.K?..
Some of MY stories about DYLAN...Go HERE, HERE,and HERE....yep, I like him. Jan,
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