Category Archives: Cover versions

May 25: Paul Weller plays Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Paul Weller!

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May 25: Paul Weller was born in 1958

Paul Weller was born 25 May 1958.  Starting with the Punk/New Wave band The Jam (1972–1982), later Weller went on to branch out musically to a more soulful “cool” style with The Style Council (1983–1989). In 1991 he established himself as a successful solo artist, and continues to remain a respected singer, lyricist and guitarist.

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May 20: Cher covers Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Cher




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Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) Recognized for having brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as continuously reinventing both her music and image, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.

In his MusiCares speak Bob Dylan thanked Sonny and Cher for helping getting his songs known in the early days of his career:

“The Byrds, the Turtles, Sonny & Cher – they made some of my songs Top 10 hits but I wasn’t a pop songwriter and I really didn’t want to be that, but it was good that it happened. Their versions of my songs were like commercials, but I didn’t really mind that, because 50 years later, my songs were being used in the commercials. So that was good too. I was glad it happened, and I was glad they’d done it.”

Cher has covered many Bob Dylan songs throughout her career:

All I Really Wanna Do, Blowin’ In The Wind, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, I Threw It All Away, Like A Rolling Stone,  Masters Of War, The Times, They Are A-Changin’, Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You, Lay, Baby, Lay (yes, really!) and I Want You (Please tell us if there are more).

Like a Rolling Stone (audio):

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Nashville Skyline by Bob Dylan done by other artists

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Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records.

Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures, and charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan—a soft, affected country croon.

I’ve picked 10 fine interpretations of the songs on this country classic from Bob Dylan.

My two favourites are The Black Crowes with Girl From The North Country and Scott Avett’s fine take on One More Night.

1. The Black Crowes – Girl From The North Country( live, 2008):

Other full album cover posts:
Highway 61 Revisited covered
Blood on the Tracks covered
Oh Mercy covered
Street Legal covered
Planet Waves covered
John Wesley Harding Covered

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April 2: Emmylou Harris was born in 1947 – here singing Dylan songs

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Emmylou Harris sings Bob Dylan

“…to work with people who inspired me early on like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, they are so dear to me as musicians and as people. To be able to call them friends and be a part of so many projects of theirs as well as bringing them on mine. And then to just hang out and write and be a part of that extraordinary world that is theirs.”
– Emmylou Harris (2010)

Emmylou Harris was born on April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama.  The legendary country singer, songwriter, and guitarist is most closely associated with Gram Parsons. However, Bob Dylan played an important role early in her solo career. And she has sung his songs with him and as a solo act.

Harris started her singing career in 1968, in Greenwich Village, and recorded an album, Gliding Bird, soon after, which featured a cover of Dylan’s “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”. She has since been recording with Dylan on Desire. Bob and Emmylou reunited to sing “My Blue-Eyed Jane” for Dylan’s project, The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute.

Enjoy these cover versions, written by Bob Dylan sung by Emmylou Harris.

Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell – Shelter From The Storm (late night show, 2006):

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Eric Clapton covering Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Eric Clapton




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….Paul Simon writes great songs. George Harrison great songs, a lot of people, Eric Clapton produces wonderful music.
~Bob Dylan (Press Conference, July 1981)

 We celebrate Eric Clapton’s 72th Birthday with a collection of Bob Dylan covers, both live & studio versions.

Check out:

Sign Language – from “Crossroads” album:


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