Bob Dylan Fooled The Public For Fifty...

Bob Dylan Fooled The Public For Fifty Years

There are 2 comments on the GroundReport.com story from Jul 22, 2012, titled Bob Dylan Fooled The Public For Fifty Years. In it, GroundReport.com reports that:

Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's Songs No artist can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano.

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Ap unfiltered

Plainsboro, NJ

#2 Jul 26, 2012
Also Dylan recently in a Los Angeles times interview admitted to plagiarism by definition :

In a 2004 interview with Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times, Bob Dylan stated,

“Well you have to understand that I’m not a melodist. My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. What happens is, I’ll take a song and simply start playing it in my head. That’s the way I meditate.”“I wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. That’s the folk music tradition – you use what has been handed down.‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ is probably from an old Scottish folk Song.” "I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly -- while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to the song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song.".......Bob Dylan

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Jul 26, 2012
Ap unfiltered wrote:
Also Dylan recently in a Los Angeles times interview admitted to plagiarism by definition :
In a 2004 interview with Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times, Bob Dylan stated,
“Well you have to understand that I’m not a melodist. My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. What happens is, I’ll take a song and simply start playing it in my head. That’s the way I meditate.”“I wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. That’s the folk music tradition – you use what has been handed down.‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ is probably from an old Scottish folk Song.” "I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly -- while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to the song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song.".......Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =APeME9CROdEXX
What troubles me even more are the lyrical lifts in so many Dylan songs... the infamous "Love & Theft" via Japanese novel stuff in particular.

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