Pete Seeger - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Today is Tom Paxton's 80th birthday. Tom has been around since the late fifties. He was already playing in the coffee houses in Greenwich Village when Dylan arrived there in 1961. The character Troy Nelson in the movie Inside Llewin Davis is modelled on him.
Rumor has it that Paxton's composition "The Last Thing On My Mind" was his answer to "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (telling that there was a nicer way to say goodbye).
Dylan recorded Paxton's "Annie's Song" in 1969 and released it forty-someting years later on "Another Self Portrait". Sadly enough Paxton never recorded a Dylan tune. He sticked to his own material. So we can't celebrate this day the way we usually do but we have to mention Tom Paxton's 80th birthday.
What we do have is a video where Paxton tells about Dylan completing "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and asking Tom what he thinks about it. This may be the shortest bridge to the Video of the Day: The late great Pete Seeger performing Hard Rain on the 23rd of September 1963 in Melbourne, Australia.
- Video of the day on: 2017-10-31
- Language: English