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Re: Bob Dylan on the Beatles/Lennon

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:23:09 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Bob Dylan on the Beatles/Lennon posted by **imaginer** on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:54:56 PM:

******Bob Dylan has spoken in depth about his longstanding friendship with The Beatles and his particular bond with George Harrison.
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******Talking to Rolling Stone magazine, Dylan talked freely about Harrison’s struggle to find his voice within the songwriting collective of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
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******“George got stuck with being the Beatle that had to fight to get songs on records because of Lennon and McCartney. Well, who wouldn’t get stuck?” he asked.
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******Dylan highlighted the writing talents of Harrison, saying: “If George had had his own group and was writing his own songs back then, he’d have been probably just as big as anybody.”
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******Speaking against popular belief, the singer also denounced any rumours of competitiveness towards Lennon and McCartney, asserting, “They were fantastic singers. Lennon, to this day, it’s hard to find a better singer than Lennon was, or than McCartney was and still is.”
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******Nodding his cap to McCartney in particular, Dylan concluded: “I’m in awe of McCartney. He’s about the only one that I am in awe of. He can do it all. And he’s never let up… He’s just so damn effortless.”
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******Doctor, doctor tell me the time of day
******Another bottle's empty, another penny spent
******He turned around and he slowly walked away
******They shot him in the back and down he went
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******From the Liverpool docks to the red-light Hamburg streets
******Down in the quarry with the Quarry men
******Playing to the big crowds, playing to the cheap seats
******Another day in the life on your way to your journey's end
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******Sailin' through the trade winds bound for the south
******Rags on your back just like any other slave
******They tied your hands and they clamped your mouth
******Wasn't no way out of that deep dark cave
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******I heard the news today, oh boy
******They hauled your ship up on the shore
******Now the city gone dark, there is no more joy
******They tore the heart right out and cut him to the core
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******Put on your bags and get 'em packed
******Leave right now, you won't be far from wrong
******The sooner you go the quicker you'll be back
******You've been cooped up on an island far too long
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******Slow down you're moving way too fast
******Come together right now over me
******Your bones are weary, you're about to breathe your last
******Lord, you know how hard that it can be
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******Roll on, John, roll through the rain and snow
******Take the right-hand road and go where the buffalo roam
******They'll trap you in an ambush before you know
******Too late now to sail back home
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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******Tyger, tyger burning bright
******I pray the Lord my soul to keep
******In the forests of the night
******Cover 'em over and let him sleep
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******Shine your light
******Movin' on
******You burned so bright
******Roll on, John
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*****Is this a new interview or are you referring to some old stuff here? The McCartney part seems to indicate the latter.
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*****I hope it's a new one, I actually am not aware of his Bobness ever speaking about George. I also find it weird, that he never ever seems to have mentioned anything regarding the Wilburys.
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****no it's not new - about 8 years or so ago
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****i know he doesn't speak much about it - or anything really, quite private
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****i do think these are his feelings and i have heard him speak, in his way, fondly about the Traveling Wilburys
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****Interviewer: You said once that the saddest thing about songwriting is trying to reconnect with an idea you started before, and how hard that is to do.
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****Dylan: To me it can't be done. To me, unless I have another writer around who might want to finish it... outside of writing with the Traveling Wilburys, my shared experience writing a song with other songwriters is not that great. Of course, unless you find the right person to write with as a partner... [Laughs] ... you're awfully lucky if you do, but if you don't, it's really more trouble than it's worth, trying to write something with somebody.
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****"He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all of the humanity, all of the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people," said Bob Dylan.
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****Michael Douglas George Harrison & Bob Dylan Story
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****IF IT HAD been up to Bob Dylan the Traveling Wilburys would have been simply known as Roy And The Boys, Jeff Lynne has told MOJO.
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****The ELO leader speaks in the MOJO Interview, and in a career-spanning look back he recalls how a late night conversation led to him forming a super-group that included Bob Dylan, who really wanted to be “just one of the lads”.
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****“I’d been working with George Harrison on Cloud Nine for maybe two months. We would always end the night having a couple beers and [smoking] a thingy, and he said, ‘You know what? Me and you should have a group.’” Lynne tells MOJO’s Bob Mehr.
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****“And I said, ‘Really, a group? That’d be great. Who would you have in it?’ I thought he was going to say, ‘Oh, Fred Trilby from up the road,’ or whatever, but he didn’t. He said, ‘Bob Dylan.’”
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****From there the recruitment process escalated quickly. “[After Bob] I said, ‘Well, can we have Roy Orbison as well?’” laughs Lynne. “Once George had said Bob Dylan, I thought, ‘Fuck, the world is my oyster.’ He said, ‘Yeah, of course we can – I love Roy.’”
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****When the high-end team, including Tom Petty, convened, the Traveling Wilburys sessions proceeded on a surprisingly even footing.
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**** “I think everybody was kind of looking up to Bob. He didn’t take any leadership role, he just wanted to be one of the lads,” explains Lynne. “He actually wanted to call the band Roy And The Boys.”
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****A supergroup, as unlikely as it was offhanded, was in the making. “Everybody wanted to be in it,” Lynne says. “Nobody had a second thought; they just said “yes,’ and we made those 10 songs on the first album in 10 days. … It was a wonderful experience.”
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***Thanks so much. I love Bob Dylan and his feelings about The Beatles warm my heart! Always loved the Roll On John lyrics too.
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** It was probably just b.s. but I remember one time reading on the Internet(it might've even been this site) that Bob for whatever reason didn't like Paul. But if Bob had any issues with Paul at some point I think those were gone when he made the comment that he was in awe of him. I also have always found it interesting how John started off as the seemingly most Dylan influenced Beatle but in the end it seemed like Bob had the most impact on George.
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*Good points!

Bob is a bitter loner who is full of crap. Never could sing his own lyrics, and beside Nashville Skyline his voice degraded to a slurring croak.

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