49 years ago today a young Jewish kid from Minnesota legally changed his name from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan. He had a record contract and had signed with Albert Grossman to be his manager. His future was indeed bright. This folk-singer disciple of Woody Guthrie became known for his poetic lyrics, songwriting, and instantly identifiable voice and phrasing. As we know, Dylan went on to become arguably the biggest singer-songwriter the world has ever known. England has the Beatles, America has Dylan. And like the Beatles, Dylan's influence on popular music is so enormous that it would be impossible to measure. For this playlist I've selected 20 songs that mention Bob Dylan by name.
What have I missed?
1. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs - Minutemen
2. Song For Bob Dylan - David Bowie
3. Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue and Me - John Wesley Harding
4. God - John Lennon
5. Ballrooms Of Mars - T. Rex
6. If You Don't Like Hank Williams - Kris Kristofferson
7. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Asobi Seksu (Bob Dylan Cover)
8. Bandit - Neil Young
9. 3-Minute Rule - Beastie Boys
10. The Ballad Of Bob Dylan - Richard Belzer
11. Ready, Steady, Go - Generation X
12. Coming Up Close - 'Til Tuesday
13. Yer Blues - The Beatles
14. Garden Party - Rick Nelson
15. Give Peace A Chance - The Plastic Ono Band
16. Bob Dylan's Blues - Jim Savarino
17. Me And Bobby D - Everything But the Girl
18. Bob Dylan's Dream - Peter, Paul and Mary
19. Song for Robert Zimmerman - Jeremy Fisher
20. Where's Bob Dylan When You Need Him - John Oszajca
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