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Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone

Photo: © Steve Laufer

Broadcast: October 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Patti Smith hosts this hour of Bob Dylan music and conversation covering 1965-1974.

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With the mantle of folk protest singer off his shoulders, Bob Dylan launched into a flurry of creativity in the mid-1960's. His sound exploded with electric instruments and a blend of folk, rock, blues, and gospel influences.

By the late 60's, Dylan was singing country music like he had grown up in Nashville. His lyrics still commented on the world, but through a wider lens that mixed personal reflection with mystical and surreal images.

In this hour, we'll hear how Dylan found his own unique voice, and how that changed rock and roll for a long time to come. Interviews: Sean Wilentz, George Wein, Roger McGuinn, Anthony DeCurtis, Greil Marcus, John Hiatt, John Cohen, Ray Benson, Josh Ritter, Bill Flanagan, Garth Hudson.