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Thread #84959   Message #1576087
Posted By: Little Hawk
04-Oct-05 - 09:15 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
I couldn't STAND Dylan's voice between 1963 and 1969 (when I was listening to virtually all the other well known folksingers with great enjoyment). Then I converted to absolutely LOVING his voice in '69, and have remained that way ever since. I had actually never given the man a chance until that year. If you point blank refuse to listen to something at all, how are you going to find out if it's any good or not?

(by way of explanation: I simply did not listen to commercial radio as a kid, except by accident. If I had heard Dylan on some radio, I probably would not even have known it was him. I listened to records that I or my parents had bought. Lots of them. We bought no Dylan albums.

After '69, and my discovery of what Bob had to say, I bought every friggin' thing he had ever recorded, and have continued doing so to this day. What Bob says gets my attention.