Bob Dylan remains a true American legend, whether he claim the title of singer, songwriter, poet or painter. A major figure in music for over five decades, much of Dylan’s most celebrated works date from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and reluctant spokesman of social unrest. With accolades including a Grammy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, as well as inductions into the Rock and Roll and Songwriters’ Halls of Fame, few artists can come close to achieving Bob Dylan’s musical and historical prominence.
To commemorate Dylan's 70th birthday on Tuesday, May 24, we're presenting 6 hours of Dylan nostalgia and regalia. Schedule is as follows.
2pm-4pm ET: Dylan A-Z
Simon Harper, EVR Specials presenter and Editor of Clash Music/Magazine, touches on a variety of Dylan subjects, neatly paired with coinciding alphabetical sequencing. (For instance, G is for Glasgow, in which a personal story of seeing Dylan will be recounted along with playing a bootleg live version from the show.)
4pm-6pm ET: Rolling Stone’s Best of the Bootlegs
Much of Bob Dylan's most stunning studio work has, for one crazy reason or another, been left off his 34 official studio albums. RollingStone editor Austin Scaggs, one of the few journalists to interview Dylan in the last decade, guides us through the best of the studio bootlegs, with the vivid stories about brilliant castoffs like Tomorrow Is A Long Place, Seven Curses, Blind Willie McTell and other songs that were recently voted among his best in Rolling Stone's new tribute issue celebrating Bob's 70th birthday.
6pm-8pm ET: Dylan Covers
East Village Radio’s very own crate diggers, Chances With Wolves, present the best of Bob covers across a variety of genres and sounds. Highlights will include Nina Simone’s rendition of The Ballad of Hollis Brown, The Isley Brothers’ take on Lay Lady Lay, and covers courtesy of Neville Brothers, Sebastian Cabot, Sam Cooke and more. Chances With Wolves streams live on EVR.com every Monday from 4-6pm ET.
Listen live starting at 2pm ET. The live stream is also accessible via the EVR Mobile App
, which is free for iPhone and Android.