Aug 4, 2015


Would someone please tell me what's so special about Bob Dylan?

I like him fine, I'm just talking about the venerable tone of voice when his name comes up. He's always "Dylan", never his first name, because, well... Dylan, man.

Surely he's not the first person to add social issues to music... is he?

Just how bad WAS music before Dylan?


  1. Top 20 songs the year Dylan recorded first album:

    1 Mr. Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore
    2 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You
    3 Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time
    4 Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love)
    5 David Rose The Stripper
    6 Shelley Fabares Johnny Angel
    7 Little Eva The Loco-Motion
    8 Sensations Let Me In
    9 Chubby Checker The Twist
    10 Shirelles Soldier Boy
    11 Bruce Channel Hey! Baby
    12 Dion The Wanderer
    13 Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl
    14 Freddy Cannon Palisades Park
    15 Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
    16 Claude King Wolverton Mountain
    17 Chubby Checker Slow Twistin'
    18 Johnny Tillotson It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin'
    19 Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You
    20 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm

  2. Mashed Potato Time, man! Freakin' Wolverton Mountain!