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Bob Dylan and Patti Smith during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975

She was something else, almost too much to take. Her voice was like that of a siren from off some Greek island. Just the sound of it could put you into a spell. She was an enchantress. You’d have to get yourself strapped to the mast like Odysseus and plug up your ears so you wouldn’t hear her. She’d make you forget who you were.
—  Bob Dylan, in reply to the question “WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JOAN BAEZ?circa March 2017.

On this day in music history: March 23, 1963 - “Our Day Will Come” by Ruby & The Romantics hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Bill Hilliard and Mort Garson, it is the biggest hit for the R&B vocal quintet fronted by lead singer Ruby Nash. Hilliard and Garson submit their song to Kapp Records with the hopes of either Jack Jones or Julie London recording it. Label A&R man/producer Allen Stanton chooses Ruby & The Romantics, a R&B vocal group from Akron, OH to record it as their first release. Recorded in December of 1962, the track features legendary guitarists Kenny Burrell, and Vinnie Bell (inventor of the Coral Electric Sitar), Al Gorgoni (The Monkees, Carole King, The Four Seasons), bassist Russ Savaukus (Bob Dylan, Van Morrison), and drummer Gary Chester (The Shirelles, The Drifters, Dionne Warwick). Two versions of the song are cut, one with a straight pop arrangement and one with a bossa nova arrangement. The latter is chosen for release and is an immediate smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #79 on February 9, 1963, it streaks to the top of the chart just six weeks later. “Our Day Will Come” is covered a number of times after Ruby & The Romantics success with the song, also being recorded by Frankie Valli, Cher, Fontella Bass, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Nancy Wilson, The Supremes, Isaac Hayes and Amy Winehouse.


Peter, Paul and Mary ~ Blowing in the Wind ~ ~ ~ ~ ♪♫♪

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described[by whom?] as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”.

In 1999, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.


Peter, Paul and Mary:

Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career began with their rise to become a paradigm for 1960s folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. After the death of Mary Travers in 2009, Yarrow and Stookey continued to perform as a duo under their individual names.

Mary Travers has said she was influenced by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Weavers. In the documentary Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On — A Musical Legacy members of the Weavers discuss how Peter, Paul and Mary took over the torch of the social commentary of folk music in the 1960s.


Uploading a video is so damn hard sometimes, here’s my cover of “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan

                        low lisa, always  l i e s .

i. lolisa | twin peaks. ii. ode to one night stands | adult mom. iii. ode to viceroy | mac demarco. iv. pipe dream | kyle duke and the brown bag boys. v. weird honey | elvis depressedly. vi. shut up kiss me | angel olsen. vii. just like a woman | bob dylan. viii. heavenly showers | twin peaks.

I seriously have no chill when it comes to liking something. When I like a song, I listen to it like 100 times on repeat. When I like a tv show, i spent the whole day watching it. When i like a person (mostly someone who doesn’t even know i exist), i search the whole internet for them, make them my lock screen and home screen background and declare that they are the most perfect person on earth.
There’s just all or nothing for me.