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Episode 1

Kris Kristofferson tells the story of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

Another chance to hear Kris Kristofferson's profile of legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan.

Kris begins the story of his hero, his inspiration and his friend Bob Dylan in the first of this six-part series.

It's 1961 and Bob moves from Minnesota to New York, hoping to perform there and to visit his idol Woody Guthrie. Soon, he becomes the most talked about artist on the Greenwich Village folk scene and begins to write the songs that came to define the 1960s such as Blowin' In The Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin'.

The programme features interviews with Dylan's contemporaries Tom Paxton, Jim Kweskin and Dave Van Ronk, who remember his earliest songs and performances. Plus John Hammond, the man who signed Bob to Columbia Records, recalls the making of the 21 year old's debut record. Also, Paul Simon admits the time was right for a folk revival and Joan Baez gives a rare insight into her contribution to Dylan's success.

Bob himself talks about the music that influenced him as a young man, first hearing Woody Guthrie, meeting Peter, Paul and Mary and walking out of the influential Ed Sullivan TV Show in 1963.

Featured tracks include Song To Woody from Dylan's 1962 eponymous debut, Blowin' In The Wind from his landmark follow up The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and title track from his third album The Times They Are A-Changin'.

First broadcast in 2011.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 28 Jun 2016 01:00

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  • Bob Dylan

    Blowin' In The Wind

    • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
    • 512348 2.
  • Bob Dylan

    THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING

    • THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • CD-32021.
  • Bob Dylan

    POSITIVELY 4TH STREET

    • THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • STVCD-116.
  • Bob Dylan

    Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
    • Columbia.
    • CD-32098.
  • Bob Dylan

    WALLS OF RED WING

    • The Bootleg Series.
    • Columbia.
    • COL-4881002.
  • Bob Dylan

    PRETTY BOY FLOYD

    • BOB DYLAN'S WOODY GUTHRIE SELECTION.
    • CHROME DREAMS.
    • CDCD 5035.
  • Bob Dylan

    SONG TO WOODY

    • BOB DYLAN.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 519 891-2.
  • Bob Dylan

    Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

    • BOB DYLAN.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 519 891-2.
  • Bob Dylan

    House Of The Rising Sun

    • House of the Risin' Sun.
    • CBS.
    • CBS-32001.
  • Bob Dylan

    Man of Constant Sorrow

    • Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
    • CK-08579.
  • Bob Dylan

    MASTERS OF WAR

    • FREE WHEELIN.
    • CBS.
    • CD-32390.
  • Bob Dylan

    Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

    • THE FREEWHEELIN BOB DYLAN.
    • CBS.
    • CD-32390.
  • Bob Dylan

    A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

    • THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • CD-32390.
  • Bob Dylan

    Blowin' In The Wind

    • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
    • 512348 2.
  • Bob Dylan

    Girl From The North Country (feat. Johnny Cash)

    • THE FREEWHEELIN'.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 512348-2.
  • Bob Dylan

    A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

    • THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • CD-32390.
  • Bob Dylan

    Oxford Town

    • The Freewheelin'.
    • Columbia.
    • CD-32390.
  • Joan Baez

    Love Is Just A Four Letter Word

    • Any Day Now.
    • Vanguard.
    • 797-47.
  • Bob Dylan

    THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING

    • THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.
    • CBS.
    • CBS-462448 2/B.
  • Bob Dylan

    Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues

    • Dylan Live 1964.
    • Columbia.
    • Columbia-2232358.

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