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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Giveaway

Hey, Rita Houston here! Anyone who grew up in Westchester remembers where you went to rock out to musical legends like Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and the Grateful Dead - the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.  After over a decade long hiatus from live music, all of us here at FUV are so excited that the good times and great music will be back at The Cap! And it's back in a big big way with Bob Dylan on opening night, September 4!

Question of the Day: Single Artist Tributes

by Corny O'Connell
Sinatra Walk of Fame Shutterstock

Throughout the day we're giving you the chance to hear the forthcoming album from Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night. The songs, some familiar, some not-so, have all been recorded by Frank Sinatra. This is an album concept that's worked before - one artist recording the songs of another. Sometimes, like here, it's the repertoire of another artist. More often it's an album based on the songwriting of another artist.

Question of the Day: Real-Life Events

by Corny O'Connell

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxer whose murder conviction was overturned after serving nearly 20 years in prison, died yesterday of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Denzel Washington film, was 76. His story also inspired Bob Dylan to write the song "Hurricane" based on the events of the murder and trial. What other songs come to mind that are based on actual events? Let us know in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Randy Newman "Louisiana 1972"

Another Bob Dylan Self Portrait On Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For August 31

by WFUV Staff

On tonight's Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin focuses on the release of Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), exploring tracks from the collection, out now on Columbia Legacy.

Although Self Portrait was critically pummelled upon its release in 1970, the new Bob Dylan box set offers the advantage of hindsight and a different perspective via unreleased material and alternate takes.