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Did Bob Dig Elvis
Yes 29%  29%  [ 8 ]
No 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
You better believe it, Jack!! 68%  68%  [ 19 ]
Total votes : 28
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 Post subject: He Dared To Rock.....
PostPosted: Sun January 9th, 2005, 02:49 GMT 
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..and the world ain't been the same since.

On the 70th anniversary of his birth,

Long Live The King.

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Went to see the gypsy,
Stayin' in a big hotel.
He smiled when he saw me coming,
And he said, "Well, well, well."
His room was dark and crowded,
Lights were low and dim.
"How are you?" he said to me,
I said it back to him.

I went down to the lobby
To make a small call out.
A pretty dancing girl was there,
And she began to shout,
"Go on back to see the gypsy.
He can move you from the rear,
Drive you from your fear,
Bring you through the mirror.
He did it in Las Vegas,
And he can do it here."

Outside the lights were shining
On the river of tears,
I watched them from the distance
With music in my ears.

I went back to see the gypsy,
It was nearly early dawn.
The gypsy's door was open wide
But the gypsy was gone,
And that pretty dancing girl,
She could not be found.
So I watched that sun come rising
From that little Minnesota town.


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PostPosted: Sun January 9th, 2005, 12:24 GMT 

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Don´t know about Bob,but I like Elvis.


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PostPosted: Sun January 9th, 2005, 18:49 GMT 
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Bob liked his early stuff, but when he went comershal he went a bit off him but he likes him i belive. :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun January 9th, 2005, 22:35 GMT 
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I remember reading a quote by Dylan saying that one of Dylan's proudest moments was when Elvis recorded one of his songs.


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 01:57 GMT 
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Can't remember where I read it but Bob was bummed out when he heard about Elvis' death...


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 02:05 GMT 
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When Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, it deeply affected Bob Dylan.

During this time, Dylan was already going through his divorce from his wife Sara. It was also not long after the suicide of Phil Ochs.

Dylan heard the news while he was at his farm in Minnesota, with his children and their art teacher, Faridi McFree. She was playing with the kids and planning a birthday party for Samuel Dylan's 9th birthday. Dylan was writing songs for his next album, which turned out to be Street Legal.

When Dylan told McFree that Presley had died, she replied that she was not a fan of  Presley's music:

"That's all I have to say - he didn't talk to me for a week. . . He really took it bad . . . He was really grieving. He said that if it wasn't for (Presley) he never would have gotten started. He opened the door. "

Dylan said, "I went over my whole life. I went over my whole childhood. I didn't talk to anyone for a week".

In 1997, after recovering from a life-threatening illness, Dylan said he thought he was going to "meet Elvis".

On the last date of last year's (2009) summer tour, Dylan was playing in Nevada. It was the 32nd anniversary of Presley's death. He performed Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel".


(Sources: Howard Sounes and Clinton Heylin)
Continue reading on Examiner.com Bob Dylan and the death of Elvis Presley, August 16, 1977 - National Bob Dylan | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/bob-dylan-in-na ... z1q5dtxOAL


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 08:10 GMT 
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What's the point of making a poll on this subject. It's a fact that he did.


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 13:20 GMT 

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Of course he liked the king..


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 16:48 GMT 

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Isn`t voting yes and you better believe it jack just the same thing. I hate being outvoted when I know I `m right.


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