Mr Bob Dylan turned 70 this week (Tuesday May 24th). We didn’t get an invite to the party but we’ve been marking the occasion anyway. First up, we’ve unearthed the story behind 70 of his best tracks, from ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ to ‘The Times They Are A Changin” and, well, 68 more. Head over and have a read – it’s semi-enlightening.
We also used this somewhat odd web technology to visualise how the legendary singer has changed over the years, which is quite captivating in a slightly freaky way.
Most of all though, we’ve been arguing about which is his best song. Rolling Stone ran a countdown, and named ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ their top pick, a choice backed up by Bono in a rare non-screaming-at-camera moment, but the NME office has been alive with all sorts of debate. Personally, the one I keep coming back to at the moment is ‘Lay Lady Lady’ for some reason. Here’s what the stars of the NME world picked for theirs.
So what’s your favourite Bob Dylan track and why? And as a bonus question, who do you think’s done the best Bob Dylan cover? Hendrix’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’? G ‘N’ R’s ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’? White Rabbits’ ‘Maggie’s Farm’? Let us know.