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Thread #75651   Message #1331297
Posted By: Little Hawk
18-Nov-04 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
(shrug)

Having a bad hair day, GUEST? Look, I don't particularly care what Rolling Stone thinks about "Like A Rolling Stone"...or what you think about it either. :-) Just 2 more opinions, that's all. They were there, though, and I wonder if you were? If not, you can't possibly imagine the impact some of those songs had at the time, particularly "Satisfaction" and "Like A Rolling Stone". "Yesterday", "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", "Blowin' in the Wind", and "Purple Haze" were similarly influential. And...the Beatles and Stones from '65 on owed a lot to Dylan, and aspired to write in similar fashion if they could manage it (not easily!). Did you know that?

All considered, it's not a very surprising lineup of songs for the top 20.

Just make up your own list of songs. Then you'll feel better, hopefully...and then other people can have the fun of attacking your list. More fun for everyone!