Bob Dylan Inducted into Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

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Bob Dylan is best known for his Folk-Rock style of music. On March 15, 1982 the singer was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at the 13th annual dinner held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City according to thisdayinmusic.com. Some of the songs he is known for are Just Like  A Woman, It Ain’t Me Babe and Highway 61 Revisited

The song Just Like A Woman was on Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album that was released in 1966. According to songfacts.com it was allegedly inspired by Warhol factory pin up girl Edie Sedgwick  a pinup girl who appears in sleeve photos to Blonde On Blonde and died of a drug overdose in 1971. The lyrics of this song did not go over well with women. Joe Cocker, Manfred Mann, Rod Stewart and Richie Havens have all covered this states songfacts.com.

It Ain’t Me Babe was on the album Another Side Of Bob. According to songfacts.com this was the legendary album which Dylan recorded in a single all-night studio session, aided by “a couple of bottles of Beaujolais.” The site also states Johnny Cash  covered this song with Dylan’s blessings for his album Orange Blossom Special.

The song Highway 61 Revisited received a Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The song was also placed 3rd on The Billboard 2000 during 1965. According to songfact.com the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 is where Blues legend Robert Johnson reportedly sold his soul to the devil to become a renowned musician.

These songs prove that Bob Dylan is a true songwriter as well as a singer. He has been in the music industry for a long time and he shows no sign of slowing down. Dylan will be on tour staring in Japan on March 31. Below is a video performance of Highway 61 Revisited.

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