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December 21: Bob Dylan released “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” in 1965

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Jonathan Cott: Why have you been able to keep so in touch with your anger throughout the years, as
revealed in songs like Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? and Positively 4th Street?
Bob Dylan: Will power. With strength of will you can do anything. With will power you can
determine your destiny.
(from the Jonathan Cott interview Dec 1977)

Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to

Wikipedia:

B-side “Highway 61 Revisited”
Released December 21, 1965
Format 7″
Recorded November 30 , 1965
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:32
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer Bob Johnston

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December 16: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles Press Conference in 1965

Q: What does the word “protest” mean to you?

Bob Dylan: It means singing when you really don’t want to sing. It means singing against your wishes to sing.

Dylan’s second west coast press conference in two weeks takes place in Los Angeles. His mood is far less amenable than it had been in San Francisco. The conference lasts just over half an hour.
-Clinton Heylin (A Life in Stolen Moments)

Columbia Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California
16 December 1965
Los Angeles Press Conference.

Mono recording, 32 minutes.

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December 3: Bob Dylan interview @ KQED-TV Studios, San Francisco, 1965 (videos)





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Oh, I think of myself more as a song and dance man, y’know
~Press Conference, San Francisco 3 December 1965

Legendary press conference.

The San Francisco Press Conference was set up by Ralph Gleason at KQED-TV, an educational station, in the bay area of San Francisco and took place on December 3rd 1965. It was broadcast on KQED later that day, just before Dylan and The Hawks played their first night at the Berkeley Community Theater.
Source: The Fiddler Now Upspoke, pp. 359-374.

KQED-TV Studios
San Francisco, California
3 December 1965
San Francisco Press Conference

Released on the DVD Dylan Speaks, Eagle Media MDV622, 30 October 2006.

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I don’t play folk-rock.

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1965




The big difference is that the songs I was writing last year, songs like Ballad in Plain D, they were what I call one-dimensional songs, but my new songs I’m trying to make more three-dimensional, you know, there’s more symbolism, they’re written on more than one level.
~Jenny De Yong And Peter Roche Interview, 30 April 1965

A song is anything that can walk by itself, I am called a songwriter. A poem is a naked person, some people say that I am a poet.
~Jacket notes Subterranean Homesick Blues

This is not a “best from 1965” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1965.

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
15 January 1965

The 3rd and last Bringing It All Back Home recording session, produced by Tom Wilson.

First released on BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, 22 March 1965.

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