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Thread #75651   Message #1331283
Posted By: GUEST
18-Nov-04 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Which begs the question, why wasn't "Working Class Hero" there instead of "Imagine"?

Answer: I think it was the zeitgeist thing. That song was the musical apex that represented middle class boomer angst over the war, hence it's subsequent popularity amongst middle class liberal baby boomers.

I'm not a huge fan of the song, but I do appreciate the impact the song had, which is what makes it reasonable in a "greatest songs of the 60s and 70s" list, which is really what this list should be titled.

Another pop song of same ilk as "Imagine" amongst middle class liberal boomers of the era was a much better song: "Scarborough Fair".

Surprising there is no Simon and Garfunkel on the top 20 list. Wenner must have a grudge match thing going on with Paul Simon.