Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Bob Dylan at the White House

Along with Joan Baez, the Blind Boys of Alabama and others, Bob Dylan performed at the White House last in a special concert called A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. I can imagine President Bartlet getting very excited about the event in an episode ofThe West Wing.

Bob sang just one song, The Times They Are A-Changin'. He played acoustic guitar backed by piano and bass. What's most remarkable is that he'd evidently practised before his audience with Obama. I've seen him mangle this song live a number of times and he's never hit as many of the right notes as this. It's the sort of performance Dylan fans pray he'll pull out of the bag when they see him torture their old favourites in concert.

Readers in America will be able to watch the whole concert on PBS on Friday evening and there's a 'special' about it on Thursday.

Related Links
PBS - In Performance at the White House
CNN - White House concert honors music of civil rights era


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