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If Bob Dylan hadn't been a famous entertainer, would he have been a homeless person?

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    That was my original intention, but when you get a$$ deep in alligators it's sometimes difficult to remember that your original intent was to drain the swamp! :lol::lol:
     
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    The question begs to be asked what did he intend to do with it? :D
     
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    Exactly, for me it was obvious this was only meant to be a bit of harmless fun.
     
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    Seriously though, I'm a big,big, Dylan fan. My first 'real' stereo I bought (Kenwood KR 5400) and I bought the BD album "Blood on the tracks" .

    Brand new stereo, brand new record, needle, etc., that song "Tangled up in Blue" sounded magical on there.
     
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    Since I started the thread I've watched, at least a part of some of his videos. Until I did, I wasn't aware he could actually play anything but chords on a guitar. He ain't no JOHN MAYER, but he can play enough simple melodies to get by it seems. I gotta give him that.
     
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    That's all that would fit in the changer :)
     
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    I think his relentless passion to travel would have made him one of the Wealthiest Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Salesmen the world had ever seen.
     
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    You need one of those trunk mounted changers!
     
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    Dylan could easily get a position teaching painting or writing with an emphasis on "Plagiarism as a road to fame and fortune."
     
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    Lot of folks here do not realize how brilliant the man is. He'd could be a lawyer, doctor,a world class
    scientist or just a writer of the best books ever in literature, Fact or fiction.
     
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    My first Bob Dylan album was Highway 61 Revisited. It was released in 1965 but I was unaware of it until I saw it at Eaton's (mail order and department store chain up here - now out of business) in 1968. That album with Ballad of a Thin Man and Desolation Row hooked me on Dylan.
     
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    I beg to differ. Dylan was always a great entertainer. And he worked extremely hard once he left Hibbing.
    You're right- New York was a rough town to break into for any newcomer in 1960, but Dylan used every tiny break he got to his best advantage, and whenever a break came his way, he doubled down on his writing.

    All he ever wanted to do was perform. He was never real interested in cutting records. That's why he's still on the road today, and still packing them in at an age when all his contemporaries have either died or quit the road.

    I think he worked just as hard learning what he needed to know in Hibbing before he left. When he arrived in New York, he had all his chops, and might have been a little rough, but only a little. It didn't take him very long to rise above what was a pretty big herd of some really good musicians.
    regards,
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    Which ones were they?
     
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    I can't remember, and now I can't see them, because they're in the changer. I think Modern Times, the two jazz ones, Nashville Skyline, Highway 61. . . . I can't find my Blood on the Tracks CD, or it would be there for sure.
     
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    I’ve got a special place in my heart for his Saved and Slow Train Coming albums also
     
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