Posts Tagged ‘songwriter’

Bob Dylan Thanks Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash in MusiCares Speech

Bob Dylan was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2015 last night at an all-star tribute in Los Angeles, and almost more noteworthy than the concert itself – which included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Beck, Willie Nelson and many more – was a 30-minute acceptance speech delivered by Dylan where the Blood on the Tracks singer used the spotlight to both slam his “detractors” and thank his “supporters.” 40 Facts About the 40-Year-Old ‘Blood on the Tracks’ While Dylan thanked Joan Baez (“the queen of folk music then and now”), the Byrds, the Turtles, Nina Simone and Peter, Paul and Mary in his speech, he focused in on Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix, who transformed  John Wesley Harding ‘s “All Along the Watchtower” into a worldwide smash. “We can’t forget Jimi Hendrix. I actually saw Jimi perform when he was with a band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Something like that.

Roy Harper cleared of indecent assault

Folk icon Roy Harper has been cleared of indecently assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the 1980s.

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