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Nashville Skyline

Nashville Skyline coverElliott Landy was in Woodstock to capture probably the most striking and intimate photographs of Bob Dylan ever taken, including the iconic cover shot for Nashville Skyline and numerous out-takes from that session, which featured shoots at several different locations including the local bakery.

Elliott was invited to photograph Bob at his home, and created unique informal images of his subject - seated at the piano, bouncing on a trampoline, playing guitar on a garden bench, sitting out on the porch, or just throwing out the trash in the back yard.

The Gibson J-200

There are people who study what guitar Dylan played at any given moment as though it holds the secret to his talent for songwriting and performance. Dylan is almost ambivalent about guitars, having played some great guitars and some stinkers. On the cover of Nashville Skyline he holds a Gibson J-200, which smells great. They ring like a bell with all the volume, mids and low-end people expect in a Gibson flat top guitar.  You can hear them on plenty of recordings from country and folk artists.

Rumors have that guitar was a loaner from George Harrison. You can see the performance, along with every guitar Dylan played in Newport in The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965. He seems to switch guitars between sets. He plays guitars that range from primitive, to Joan Baez’s 00-size Martin, to the Stat and a Gibson SJ-200. More about the guitar on Bob Dylan’s Gear.

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Buffalo Nickel - Dan Baird

Buffalo Nickel - Dan Baird

Dan Baird and his producer, Brendan O'Brien, trade noisy guitar licks on another set of gutbucket rock & roll tunes. 

Hamster Jovial - Gottlib

Hamster Jovial - Gottlib

Album covers parodies are images parodying famous album artwork in a grotesque, random or mocking form. This type of parody originates from “Hamster Jovial et ses louveteaux” (Hamster Jovial and his little wolves).

Nob Dylan And His Nobsoletes

Nob Dylan And His Nobsoletes

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North Country Boy - The Charlatans (UK)

North Country Boy - The Charlatans (UK)

Oakdale Skyline - Oakdale Music Collective

Oakdale Skyline - Oakdale Music Collective

CD. 2005

Surrey Skyline - Richard Ashworth and White Dub

Surrey Skyline - Richard Ashworth and White Dub

7 inch EP from UK

The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt

The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt

Painter, illustrator, singer/songwriter, and folksinger Eric Von Schmidt was a spearhead of the folk revival that swept through Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard Square in the early '60s.

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