Bob Dylan - Poetry and Lyrics

20th February 2012 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Poet in the City and Jewish Book Week hosted a special event that celebrated the poetry of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

Bob Dylan was the voice of the counter culture in 1960’s America and has continued to be an icon for successive generations. Famed for his creative approach to songwriting, Dylan’s music is an enduring testament to the close relationship between poetry and lyrics.

Host Dorian Lynskey is a music writer for The Guardian. He also writes for Q, The Word, Spin and Empire. He is the author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs and The Guardian Book of Playlists.

Clinton Heylin is recognized all over the world as a leading authority on Bob Dylan. He was co-founder of Wanted Man, the British magazine dedicated to studying Dylan’s life and work. He published the highly praised biography, Dylan: Behind the Shades, in 1991 and followed it up in 1996 with an equally well-received account of Dylan’s recording career, Dylan: Behind Closed Doors.

Sophie Solomon, Artistic Director of the Jewish Music Institute, is the leading klezmer violinist of her generation. A founder member of groundbreaking fusionists Oi Va Voi, she went on to launch a successful solo career with Decca Records. Sophie composes for film, TV and theatre, most recently for Our Class at the National Theatre and Off the Endz at the Royal Court.

Live Dylan songs were performed by celebrated folk singer Jackie Oates, winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2009, and accompanied by Ben Murray.

Interviews conducted by Pamela Mounter with Jackie Oates and Sophie Solomon.
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