Homeowner Calls Cops On Suspicious Stranger

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The Chimpton and I were playing around on the internet last night – the details of which are definitely a story for another day, if ever – when we came across a rather interesting story. The headline stated that a suspicious stranger had been arrested loitering around a house following a complaint from the owner. When the arresting officer asked the guy for identification he said he didn’t have any but he was Bob Dylan – a likely story. As we all know, Bob likes to wear hoodies in public and hangs around empty houses in the middle of the night – yea, right. However, we are aware that Bob does like to stay inconspicuous and just maybe this time it had led to his detainment. The following is the story from the ABC News website and it goes like this

The Night Bob Dylan Was Called ‘Judas’

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Fifty years ago today, one of our favourite singers, Bob Dylan, was at the centre of a storm with arguments raging on both sides of the Atlantic about whether his decision to play with electric instruments meant he had sold out his folk roots. The controversy began at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival in the US, where he was booed when he played electric and it came to a head, unexpectedly, towards the end of his 1966 world tour at a concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall on 17th May. Frustrated by what he was hearing, one man decided to vent his fury as the sound ebbed before Dylan’s final song of the set with a heckle that has become one of the most famous in musical history. He shouted a single word – “Judas”.

Mega-Festival

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Rogers Waters, The Who, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Neil Young have all been confirmed for the line-up of a “mega-festival” this October in America. Called Desert Trip, the three-day event will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California – the site of the Coachella music festival. Tickets start at $200 (£137) per day, rising to $1,599 (£1,097) for a three-day pass for the area near the stage. Performances will start after sunset, with each artist playing a full set.

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

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Since we featured the film and song about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Rubin Carter over the weekend, we have been receiving questions about who he is and just what happened to him. To answer your questions, we thought that today we would tell his story as featured in the film and the song by Bob Dylan. As is often the case though, films and songs tend to dramatize a story and embellish it with details which just did not happen. Whenever you see a film which is “based on” real events, that probably means about a quarter of the film is the truth and the rest has just been made up by Hollywood. Rubin Carter was definitely no angel and had been in trouble most of his life prior to the events depicted in the film. The following are the facts of the story…

Dylan At 70

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Cheers ring out and fans shout his name when he ambles on stage. He still fills concert halls around the world on his tour that never ends. He has millions in the bank and mansions dotted around the world. Yet a quiet corner of North London might be the one place that music legend Bob Dylan truly feels at home.

Happy Birthday, Bob!

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Today the Bears and I would like to wish Bob Dylan a very happy 70th Birthday. The singer-songwriter, poet, and painter, has been a major figure in music for five decades. He is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone,” when previously songs were less than three-minutes. A number of his earlier songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.