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Dylan: Blowin in the Wind

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Broadcast: November 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1961-1964.

Bob Dylan moved to New York City in 1961, and within two years he was being lauded as the "voice of a generation." The young troubadour wasn't so interested in being that, but Dylan's meteoric rise to fame was no fluke. In his songs, Dylan captured the social consciousness of the time and took it beyond as he rejected the role of protest singer.

In this hour, we'll hear about Dylan's early years as he moved from folk singer-songwriter to rock and roll star. Interviews: Bob Neuwirth, Ray Benson, George Wein, John Hammond, Suze Rotolo, David Nelson, Tom Morello, Dave Van Ronk, Bill Flanagan, Rush Rehm, Sean Wilentz, John Cohen, Greil Marcus, Anthony DeCurtis.