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Fred Neil and Bob Dylan

Fred Neil is most remembered for Everybody’s Talkin’, written for the landmark film, Midnight Cowboy. Neil’s song wouldn’t have been used except that Dylan delivered his song – Lay, Lady, Lay – too late. Performed for the soundtrack by Harry Nilsson, Everybody’s Talkin’ reached #6 on the Billboard Chart. Neil wrote many tunes that are …

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Peter Hamill Has Died – Wrote Liner Notes for Blood on the Tracks

Peter Hamill had died, and it’s a dirty, rotten shame. A few decades ago Hamil was a well-known NYC-based journalist. He was part of a generation of great American newspaper and magazine writers – Hunter Thompson, Jimmy Breslin, Tom Wolfe come to mind – that often came from the hard-knocks school of life but went …

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Ellen Willis (Editor of New Yorker) Article

Below is an article posted to the Facebook Edlis Cafe group. Must reading. “Dylan” – from Cheetah, 1967 I Nearly two years ago, Bob Dylan had a motorcycle accident. Reports of his condition were vague, and he dropped out of sight. Publication of his book, Tarantula, was postponed indefinitely. New records appeared, but they were …

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Pete Seeger’s Advice Column in Seventeen Magazine

I am reading Bob Coltman’s book, Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival.  Coltman mentions that Pete Seeger wrote an advice column that was published in Seventeen magazine. That seemed pretty interesting, and a web search picked up the article.  I pasted it below since the website was producing some weird errors. PETE SEEGER TALKS TO …

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