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Monday, April 21, 2014

This Is the Story of The Hurricane

As you may have heard, ex-boxer and wrongfully imprisoned fighter in all respects "Hurricane" Carter has died.  He was, of course, the subject of a famous mid-1970s Bob Dylan song and then major movie starring Denzel Washington.  As it happens, I was present for Dylan's first public performance of the song before a paying audience, before its release as a single (which I still have) or on the Desire album, on the opening of his legendary Rolling Thunder tour in 1975, in Plymouth, Ma.  I caught him doing it another half-dozen times, culminating in the Madison Square Garden show where Ali came out and spoke.

Hurricane - Bob Dylan from LA REVOLUCION ES AHORA! on Vimeo.

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