#AtoZ Dylan – “B” is for Blowin’ in the Wind

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ~ Bob Dylan

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Written in 1962, “Blowin’ in the Wind” appeared on Dylan’s album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963. Fifty-seven years later, we still don’t know the answers to the questions he posed in the song. Click HERE for a link to the lyrics.

“Blowin’ in the Wind” quickly became symbolic to the civil rights movement, and was recorded by The New World Singers, then sung by Peter, Paul & Mary on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, just hours before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his memorable ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Others have recorded it, of course, including Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder, and Dolly Parton. Of all the covers of BITW, this is my favorite:

 

 

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14 thoughts on “#AtoZ Dylan – “B” is for Blowin’ in the Wind

  1. Hi Martha,

    I hope that you are enjoying your retirement.

    When I woke up this morning, it occurred to me that today is your birthday!
    So, I wish you a very happy birthday today, and many more in good health.

    I have been a big fan of Bob Dylan, and this is also my favorite Peter, Paul and Mary video!

    Kind regards,

    Jim M

    p.s. My children have been renting a house in Ithaca, NY for the last two years.
    You wouldn’t believe what the house number is. Yes indeed, it is 713!

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  2. A must for “B.” Iconic song, this rendition is perfection. Seeing and hearing this video brings me back to my high school days. (My brother stopped in San Francisco on his way home from service–US Army–in Okinawa and picked up this album. It was transparent red).

    We were so…..so many things: sincere, intense, wanting to change the world. This brought a tear to my eye.

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