December 9: Jakob Dylan was born in 1969 – Happy Birthday!

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Happy birthday Jakob Dylan!

Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Wallflowers and has also recorded two solo albums. He is a son of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and Sara Dylan.

After a seven-year pause, The Wallflowers has just released their sixth album (Glad all over) with The Clash legend Mick Jones on some tracks, and yes, they do sound like The Clash from time to time. Not a bad thing at all!

It is strange to witness how different the last Wallflowers album is compared to Jakob Dylan’s solo albums. But diversity is good.

Nothing but the Whole Wide World:

The Wallflowers:
The Wallflowers is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, fronted by Jakob Dylan. Formed in 1989 and originally known as The Apples, the ensemble has gone through many personnel changes but focuses on Dylan, Rami Jaffee and Greg Richling.

They have released six studio albums, one compilation album and have had various songs on television and movie soundtracks. They have won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song “One Headlight” in 1998 (Wikipedia).

One Headlight with Bruce Springsteen:

6th avenue Heartache:

Personally I like his country flavoured solo stuff best, but The Wallflowers is a very good band!

– Hallgeir

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