The answer my friend…..
Is Blowing In the Wind.
WHO IS BOB DYLAN?
Dylan once quoted “All I can be is me, whoever that is”, so how can we
know who he is. It seems with all the followers he has had over the years and
still has, they know who he is.
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 he touts himself as an American singer -
songwriter and musician. Bob Dylan his name, influenced by the Welsh
poet Dylan Thomas was made legal in 1962.
Bob Dylan has crossed all genres of music and has written, played and sang
with the best of them to include stars such as Janis Joplin to Johnny Cash,
and a host of others ,too many to mention here.
While I have always thought of him as a Folk singer and still do, he has had
many successes in other genre of music such as Country, Gospel, Rock, Blues
and lets not forget his songs of protest. The song that comes to mind is his
Blowing In The Wind that I first heard being sung by Peter, Paul and Mary
back in the early 60s, this song written by Dylan was a partial melody taken
from the slave song “No More Auction Block” that originated in Canada after
the British abolished slavery in 1833.
Bob Dylan Has been accused of plagiarism for many of his writings some have
proven to be untrue like Blowing in the Wind, some college student said
he had written but later denied the fact. He has also been accused of being a
product of the Columbia record label as an industry-manufactured sham, who’s
to say, you either like him or you don’t. I think, and its just my opinion that
many recording artists bend to the whim of recording labels because that’s
where the money is, so if its true with Bob Dylan he is not alone Joni Mitchell.
Through the years Bob Dylan has received many awards for his contribution
to the music industry. In fact nine other artists have recorded tribute albums
of Dylan’s music such as the Hollies, Joan Baez and Judy Collins. He has eleven
Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy award. His singles total 68
with 46 of them getting into the top 100. He recorded 34 studio albums, 13
live albums and 14 compilation albums were published.
Not to bad for a manufactured sham. Watch ya think