Hard to believe Bob Dylan turned 80 today. I remember like it was yesterday hearing Blood on the Tracks for the first time and feeling like it was perfect. I wore out my first copy of that record, then Hard Rain and Desire before even knowing about Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding and the rest. Let’s just say he caught my attention.
The other kids at school all said, oh yeah he writes some good songs but he can’t sing worth a damn, but I thought, no no no, that’s wrong, it was the way Mr. Dylan delivered a song that caught my attention.
Happy Birthday Bob!