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365 Days of Bob Dylan: January 3, 1976: Single Hurricane& Peaks at #33

.For most of the 1960s, Bob Dylan tried to tell anyone who would listen that he wasn’t a protest singer. Although mrder songs such as The Times They are a-Changin, Blowin’ in the Wind among other told a different story, his 1964 gave a sneak preview of where his mind was..For most of the 1960s, Bob Dylan tried to tell anyone who would listen that he wasn’t a protest singer. Although mrder songs such as The Times They are a-Changin, Blowin’ in the Wind among other told a different story, his 1964 gave a sneak preview of where his mind was.

Dylan’s decision to get back to his topical roots was not without its problems, however, First and foremost was Carter himself. As a result of the publicity brought by Dylan for Carter and his plight, the imprisoned boxer was granted a retrial. The boxer was further bolstered by a benefit staged by Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Revue.

“During the fall tour preceding Desire‘s release, Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue played a benefit concert for Carter in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, raising $100,000. The following year, they played another benefit at the Houston Astrodome.”During the fall tour preceding Desire‘s release, Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue played a benefit concert for Carter in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, raising $100,000. The following year, they played another benefit at the Houston Astrodome.

Boxer Rubin Carter had a lot going for him. a star, who wrote a slanted, inaccurate, though to what degree is up for debate, song; a public light shone on the cracks in the case against him; and money from a benefit concert in his honor; as well promise of a new trial. However , it was all for naught. Carter and his co-conspirator were again found guilty,

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