Voice of a Generation: The Early 1960s

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Persona: from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Guthrie.
The political environment: civil rights, nuclear threat, the right wing, assassinations.
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A-Changin'.
The March on Washington, summer 1963.
Turning his back on politics after JFK's death, fall 1963.
"The curse it is cast": playing the same songs for 50 years. Two performances of "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

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Voice of a Generation: The Early 1960s

  1. 1. VOICE OF AGENERATION THE EARLY 1960S
  2. 2. WHERE WE LEFT OFF It’s 1962. Bob Dylan just came out.Woody Guthrie’s apostleis dominating the New Yorkfolk scene.
  3. 3. THE “LITTLE TRAMP”
  4. 4. THE TRIBUNE
  5. 5. TALKIN’ 1963 PARANOID BLUES★ Civil Rights★ The Cold War★ John Birch Society★ JFK
  6. 6. THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN★ Mostly original compositions, mostly great★ Suze Rotolo★ Ed Sullivan Show★ Bigger crowds
  7. 7. SONGS: ★ “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”★ “Blowin’ in the Wind” ★ “Bob Dylan’s Dream”★ “Girl from the North ★ “Oxford Town” Country” ★ “Talkin’ World War III★ “Masters of War” Blues”★ “Down the Highway” ★ “Corrina, Corrina”★ “Bob Dylan’s Blues” ★ “Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance”★ “A Hard Rain’s A- Gonna Fall” ★ “I Shall Be Free”
  8. 8. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’★ More Civil Rights★ Joan Baez★ Anthem of “the Times”
  9. 9. ★ “Only a Pawn in SONGS: Their Game”★ “The Times They ★ “Boots of Spanish Are A-Changin’” Leather”★ “Ballad of Hollis ★ “When the Ship Brown” Comes In”★ “With God on Our ★ “The Lonesome Side” Death of Hattie Carroll”★ “One Too Many Mornings” ★ “Restless Farewell”
  10. 10. [VIDEO: “ONLY A PAWN” AND “WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN” @ THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON]
  11. 11. TOM PAINE HIMSELF ★ “Finger-pointin’ songs” ★ Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, Tom Paine Award, 1963
  12. 12. AND YET:★ “Blowin’ In The Wind”: 1027 performances★ “Masters of War”: 875 performances★ “The Times They Are A-Changin’”: 637 performances
  13. 13. [VIDEO: “THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’”ON “QUEST”, 1964]
  14. 14. [VIDEO: “THE TIMES THEY ARE A- CHANGIN’” AT THEWHITE HOUSE, 2010]
  15. 15. NEXT WEEK★ Bob Dylan as American historian & myth-maker★ Homework

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