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GUEST,Sidewinder Beatles and Folk music (103* d) RE: Beatles and Folk music 21 Feb 05


I remember reading, a few years back, an article about the influence of "Norwegian Wood" on the folk movement (meaning musicians -of which several were quoted on their view of the song) in the 1960s and it was basically saying that it was the most important folk song written in the 60s and its influence more far reaching than any Dylan composition. I have been trying to find it so I could reproduce it here but as yet have been unsuccessful.However, I will persevere with my search. As I recall it analysed the song and its form and structure and hailed it as a "masterwork". I mention this because as folk enthusiasts you must have a view on this song yet no-one has mentioned it.This is by no means my favourite Beatle song (Top 20 maybe) but it does seem to be a folk song that started its own stream of influence that flows to this day. Any comments?

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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