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Bob Dylan 70 on BBC Radio Scotland

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Karen Miller Karen Miller | 15:10 UK time, Monday, 23 May 2011

BBC Radio Scotland has joined the world-wide Bob Dylan 70th birthday celebrations with a series of programmes this week about the man and his music:

Bob Dylan

Friday 20 May

Another Country with Ricky Ross - Rosanne Cash, Tom Jones, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson are amongst the musicians who choose their favourite Dylan song.

Sunday 22 May

The Celtic Zone - Eddi Reader presents a special zone on her musical hero Bob Dylan, who turns 70. Includes documentaries and every track from his album Together Through Life.

Monday 23-Thursday 26

Iain Anderson Show - Bob Dylan is Iain's artist of the week and his featured album is Dylan's Blonde on Blonde.

Tuesday 24 May - Bob's birthday

Get it On with Bryan Burnett - Bryan's theme is Bob Dylan cover versions.

The Culture Cafe - Clare English revisits one of the most controversial eras of his career: The Gospel Years. His evangelical Christian compositions were a critical disaster at the time of release, causing anger and confusion amongst critics, fans and peers, but did they get it wrong? With historical insights and reflections on Dylan's gospel period provided by Bob Dylan's musicians, biographers, critics and friends, we re-examine this baffling but beguiling episode in rock history.

Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering - Mary Ann introduces highlights from the 2011 Celtic Connections Bob Dylan Tribute Concert.

Wednesday 25 May

The Jazz House - Stephen Duffy marks Bob Dylan's 70th birthday with jazz versions of Dylan classics by the Danish Radio Big Band, Barb Jungr and Nina Simone.

Friday 27 May

Another Country with Ricky Ross - Part 2 of Ricky's Bob Dylan special. Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mavis Staples, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Bingham and Eilen Jewell all choose their favourite Bob Dylan songs to celebrate his 70th birthday. Record producer Mark Howard reveals what it's like to work ina studio with him. Plus Ricky Ross takes a look at the many Americana and alternative country artists that have covered the Bob Dylan songbook over the years.

There's more information about Bob Dylan on the BBC this week on the Scotland's Music blog.


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