Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal)
|Date||August 28, 1963|
|Also known as||March on Washington|
|Participants||200,000 to 300,000 (estimated 250,000)|
|Litigation||Civil Rights Act of 1964; Voting Rights Act|
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or “The Great March on Washington“, as styled in a sound recording released after the event, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C..Thousands of Americans headed to Washington on Tuesday August 27, 1963. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for an end to racism.
Joan Baez has recorded many Dylan songs. Her unique and beautiful voice carries some of them to different places. For many Dylan enthusiasts, Joan Baez’s interpretations are the only tolerable ones, besides Dylan’s own 🙂
Baez first met Dylan in 1961 at Gerde’s Folk City in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Here are my chosen 5:
Just let me love you tonight.
Forget about tomorrow.
My darling, won’t you hold me tight,
And never let me go.
Dry your eyes, no tears, no sorrow.
Cling to me with all your might,
And never let me go.
The music of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s when music was at that root level—that for me is meaningful music. The singers and musicians I grew up with transcend nostalgia—Buddy Holly and Johnny Ace are just as valid to me today as then.
~Bob Dylan (to Maureen Orth, Jan 1974)
A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece. It is often used to describe a composition involving two singers. It differs from a harmony, as the performers take turns performing a solo section rather than performing simultaneously.
Bob Dylan has done a lot of duets, we have collected some of our favourites and will present them in batches of three. Today we present three songs about how hard the life in America can be for people who struggle with poverty and tries to create a new life for themselves and their family. These are heartbreaking songs. Continue reading Bob Dylan – Great Duets part 6: American Depression