If you haven’t checked out the latest issue of Rolling Stone, historian Douglas Brinkley has written a wonderful interview about Bob Dylan, who is the magazine’s cover story. Highly recommended.
Here’s an excerpt from that issue in which Dylan talks about The Ed Sullivan Show, in which CBS didn’t want him to perform “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” in 1963:
“I just had it in my mind to do that particular song. I’d rehearsed it and it went down well. And I knew everybody back home would be watching me on The Ed Sullivan Show. But then I walked out of The Ed Sullivan Show, and they couldn’t have a chance to see me. So I don’t know what that says about me as a person.”
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