#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 albumĀ 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. ClickĀ 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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