You may have heard (since we told you a few days ago) that Bob Dylan in his new acclaimed album has a tribute to John Lennon, titled "Roll On, John." As you may also know, the Bobster has been accused a lot in recent years of a certain level of plagiarism--and he tells such complainers to "rot in hell" in this week's Rolling Stone interview. Now, see below, another song from long ago titled, "Roll On, John." But, not to fret. It's a quite different song, a folk classic, and Dylan even acknowledges it in discussing his new song of that title. And here's Bob himself doing it about 50 years ago...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Dylan's Original "Roll On, John"
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