A road other men have gone down

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


January 29, 1961

gottahaveit-401_lgBob Dylan achieves his dream of meeting folk singer Woody Guthrie. Guthrie is on weekend release from hospital where he is being treated for Huntington’s Chorea. Dylan tells him: “I was a Woody Guthrie jukebox”. Guthrie gives Dylan a card which says: “I ain’t dead yet”. More about the encounter here. And here’s the song — Song to Woody — that Dylan plays for Guthrie in that first meeting:

 

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