“… I just want to say that when I was sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play… and I just have some sort of feeling that he was — I don’t know how or why — but I know he was with us all the time we were making this record in some kind of way.”
-Bob Dylan, 1998 Grammy speech
“Now, you can put this together any way that you want.You can work on it any way that you want.Transfiguration…it’s a real concept.It’s happened throughout the ages.Nobody knows who it’s happened to, or why.” -Bob Dylan, Rolling Stone magazine interview 2012
He wasn’t a folk singer.He wasn’t a country western wailer.
He was a real roots rock ‘n roll singer.Personified.
Slight frame;curly,wavy hair; young and bespectacled.
Backed up by a tight, little band.He sang in a hiccup way…
“If you knew Peggy Sue then you’d know why I feel blue without Peggy my Peggy Sue Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue”
Way out there one night he crashed down.All kinds of speculation about the fall;exactly why and how; but he was different after the accident.Seldom seen for many months after the incident.When he did resurface,most folks didn’t even recognize him.But he was still in his heart and soul a rock ‘n roll singer.Personified.Even though he now crooned…
” Peggy Day stole my poor heart away By golly, what more can I say Love to spend the night with Peggy Day Love to spend the night with Peggy Day”
So maybe it’s true what they say,
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”