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Video: Bob Dylan at Newport, 1963 – Sings ‘Blowin’ In The Wind,’ ‘North Country Blues’ & More

Bob Dylan at Newport, 1963.

Fifty-one years ago, on July 26, 1963, Bob Dylan performed at the Newport Folk Festival.

Here are some of the performances from Newport that year.

“Talkin’ World War III Blues”:

“With God On Our Side” with Joan Baez:

with god on our side by bob dylan & joan baez on Grooveshark

“Only A Pawn In Their Game”:

Only a pawn in their game 1963 – MyVideo

“Blowin’ In The Wind”:

“North Country Blues”:

Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, “Ye Playboys and Playgirls”

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.

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Video: Joni Mitchell Sings ‘Girl From the North Country.’ ‘I Shall Be Released’ & More

Joni Mitchell, 1969.

Joni Mitchell made some negative comments about Bob Dylan in 2010 and more recently.

Still, that didn’t stop her earlier in her career from singing his songs.

Check these out.

Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash, “Girl From the North Country,” October 1970:

Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, “Mr. Tambourine Man.” October 18, 1970:

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”:

Mama Cass, Joni Mitchell, Mary Travers, Mama Cass Show, 1969, “I Shall Be Released”:

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Video: Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute To Pete Seeger, Sings ‘We Shall Overcome’

Photo via Bruce Springsteen’s Facebook page.

“I lost a great friend and a great hero last night,” Bruce Springsteen said yesterday night, onstage at the Bellville Velodrome in South Africa. “Pete back home was a very courageous freedom fighter. This is a song he adopted and helped popularize… Once you heard this song, you were prepared to march into hell’s fire.”

Then he sang “We Shall Overcome.”

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Audio: Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger Sing ‘Playboys And Playgirls’

Earlier today I posted this as part of my Pete Seeger obit, but I thought some of you might miss it.

“Playboys And Playgirls, “Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 28, 1963:

You can check out the lyrics here.

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R.I.P. Dept.: Folksinger/ Activist Pete Seeger Dead at 94

The celebrated and influential folksinger and activist Peter Seeger died on Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

He was 94 years old.

Seeger scored hit records in the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers; their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene” topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950, according to Wikipedia.

The New York Times wrote today:

Mr. Seeger’s career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10 to college auditoriums to folk festivals, and from a conviction for contempt of Congress (after defying the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s) to performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural concert for Barack Obama.

For Mr. Seeger, folk music and a sense of community were inseparable, and where he saw a community, he saw the possibility of political action.

In his hearty tenor, Mr. Seeger, a beanpole of a man who most often played 12-string guitar or five-string banjo, sang topical songs and children’s songs, humorous tunes and earnest anthems, always encouraging listeners to join in. His agenda paralleled the concerns of the American left: He sang for the labor movement in the 1940s and 1950s, for civil rights marches and anti-Vietnam War rallies in the 1960s, and for environmental and antiwar causes in the 1970s and beyond. “We Shall Overcome,” which Mr. Seeger adapted from old spirituals, became a civil rights anthem.

Rolling Stone called Seeger “a seminal figure in American music who kept folk music alive and influenced generations of musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen…”

Pete Seeger and The Weavers sing “Goodnight Irene”:

“Beans in My Ears”:

Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, “Playboys and Playgirls”:

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, “This Land Is Your Land,” Obama inauguration:

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