The Beatles Meet Bob Dylan

Far Out Magazine recently posted on The Beatles first meeting with Bob Dylan in a hotel in New York in 1964.

I think it’s fair to say that the relationship between The Beatles and Bob Dylan is one of the most important in pop music history. That’s not to say The Beatles’ respect for the great songwriter was always mutual. In fact, Bob could be pretty scathing when he wanted to be, especially when it came to John Lennon’s songwriting. But none of that stopped Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from regarding Dylan as one of music’s true innovators. Indeed, Dylan was a huge influence on The Beatles’ songcraft, inspiring the ‘Fab Four’ to broaden their creative horizons with Rubber Soul, an album coloured in a distinctly Dylan-esque hue.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that first meeting… a songwriter’s delight! May the Muse be with you… here’s a clip from YouTube with Paul, George & Ringo discussing Bob…

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