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May 2021

'Gasping at Dylan's genius'. Ralph McTell and Martin Simpson head Salut! Live's second wave of tributes

This is the second and concluding part of Salut! Live's parade of singers, musicians and writers who were happy to respond our appeal for personal tributes to Bob Dylan to mark his 80th birthday tomorrow. See the first instalment and... Read more →


´He changed my world.' Tributes to Bob Dylan at 80, led by Richard and Linda Thompson, Simon Nicol and Bob Fox

On the eve of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Salut! Live is in humble mode. I asked around the folk and folk-rock world for birthday greetings, hoping for the best but fearing the worst. The response has been little short of... Read more →


Dylan at 80: positively a bitter slice of the master’s prose and the 'gawping amazement' it stirs

May 2021 update: on Sunday, the eve of Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, I will publish a selection of beautiful tributes from UK artists and writers. One of the contributors who responded to my invitation, the writer Colin Irwin, describes the... Read more →


Dylan neat or Dylan beat. Blowin' in the Wind by the master or by Peter, Paul and Mary

No sooner had the dust settled on my little discussion of Mr Tambourine Man, itself inspired by my first boss in journalism, Mike Amos, than a related instalment of the Dylan at 80 series crops up. And Mike, still a... Read more →