Bob Dyan Honored At Pre-Grammy Dinner

 

There were musical performances at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute dinner honoring Bob Dylan, but Dylan himself didn’t perform. He did deliver a half hour speech about his career. He poked fun at his critics and praised his musical heroes. He started by thanking friends and supporters, including Columbia Records producer and talent scout, John Hammond. He also thanked artists that covered his songs and made them into top forty hits. About his songs becoming successful, Dylan said:
“Their versions of songs were like commercials, but I didn’t really mind that – because 50 years later, my songs were being used for commercials. So that was good too.”
According to twitter, Dylan was thankful that some of his personal heroes like the Staples Singers, Nina Simone, and Johnny Cash recorded his tunes.
Paul Matheison recorded how he developed as a lyricist, Dylan said:
“For three or four years, maybe all I listened to were folk singers. I went to sleep singing folk songs. I sang them everywhere. If you sang ‘John Henry’ as many times as me… you would have written ‘How many roads must a man walk down’ too.”
Several artists did their versions of Dylan’s songs.

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