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#XPNDylanDay: Listen to Levee Drivers, Andrew Lipke, Nicole Reynolds and more pay tribute to Dylan

Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers | photo by Matthew Shaver | www.brightloud.com

All day long on WXPN, we’re celebrating the 75th birthday of a songwriting legend: the one and only Bob Dylan. But five years ago, a group of locals were a bit ahead of the curve, putting together a tribute to the man for his 70th birthday.

Highlights include Levee Drivers “Tell Me Momma,” The Bailey Hounds’ take on “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Allright,” a soaring “Just Like A Woman” from Andrew Lipke and a haunting “North Country Girl” from Nicole Reynolds. Continue reading →

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This Day in Music History: Albums outsell singles for the first time in the UK, Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 in the US

Bowie Let's Dance

1964 – Bob Dylan makes his first major concert UK appearance when he plays a Sunday afternoon show at the Royal Festival Hall in London listed as a “Folksong Concert.” Dylan’s 18-song set includes the live debut of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the interval, Dylan receives a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materializes.

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WXPN to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75 birthday with all-day airplay and a special Free At Noon with Mason Porter

Illustration by Alex Fine
Illustration by Alex Fine

Bob Dylan turns 75 this year. To celebrate, WXPN will be playing nothing but Dylan on Tuesday, May 24th (his actual birthday) and will be holding a special Free At Noon at World Cafe Live with Philly bluegrass/Americana band Mason Porter & Friends, where they will be covering and honoring the folk legend. Continue reading →