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Bob Dylan and The Beatles
28 August 2012
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28th Aug 1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.

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Who was playing that show ? Bob Dylan ?

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How I wish I had been there, but...*sighs*...one can only dream. ahdn_george_05

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Who was playing that show ? Bob Dylan ?
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No, it was a Beatles show.

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Thank you , I never heard about it before and now I couldn't find anything in Youtube.

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I don't know from where but I read that Bob Dylan had some rivalry with Beatles and showed dislike for "Yesterday " & "Michelle " (I think he was jealous 'cause he couldn't such songs which would later make history) and also criticized Sgt Pepper (album). John wrote the song "Serve Yourself " as a mockery of his song "Gotta Serve Somebody" . I'm not sure if this is all true but I would really appreciate if someone will help me. And here's a Brian smiley for nothing ---->brian-epstein 

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He introduced them to weed.

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He didn't hate them. He might not have taken them seriously at first (and I don't think he ever cared for Paul's stuff), but he saw the genius that John and (later on) George possessed. Dylan went "electric" because of the Beatles' growing influence on him. And Bob and George were bandmates later on in the '80s with the Traveling Wilburys. If he didn't care for the Beatles, I don't think he would have become bandmates and friends with one of them.

As far as "Serve Yourself ," it definitely is written about Bob's "Christian" period.

Bob wrote more than his fair share of songs that made history: "Like a Rolling Woman ," Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35," "A Hard Rain 's A-Gonna Fall," "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Maggie's Farm," "Tangled Up in Blue"... and that's just off the top of my head.

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WETSRoosa said

Bob wrote more than his fair share of songs that made history: "Like a Rolling Woman ," Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35," "A Hard Rain 's A-Gonna Fall," "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Maggie's Farm," "Tangled Up in Blue"... and that's just off the top of my head.

Like A Rolling Woman ? yoko-ono_01

Could it be that you meant Like A Rolling Stone? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I never heard of Bob expressing any particular dislike for "Yesterday " or "Michelle ", and I would think that he could appreciate the songcraft behind them at the least, but who knows? Maybe he didn't care for Paul's softer stuff. As for Pepper, I believe his stated opinion was that the songs were good but didn't need all the "window dressing" and fancy production.

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WETSRoosa said
He didn't hate them. He might not have taken them seriously at first (and I don't think he ever cared for Paul's stuff), 

 

Didn't he later call Paul the greatest songwriter?

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I'm sure i read Dylan heard Revolver and immediately walked out the room having not been impressed. Will have to check and see if that is right.

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I also heard 'Fourth Time Around' was meant to be a parody of 'Norwegian Wood '?

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Yep.

I've read that John played "Norwegian Wood " for him, and Dylan told him he didn't like it; but wasn't serious (but John thought he was, and took it personally.)

As for Revolver , apparently Paul proudly played an acetate of the newly-finished TNK for Bob, and his reaction was "Oh I get it, you don't want to be cute anymore." Take that however you wish, I guess.

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Bulldog said

WETSRoosa said
Bob wrote more than his fair share of songs that made history: "Like a Rolling Woman ," Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35," "A Hard Rain 's A-Gonna Fall," "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Maggie's Farm," "Tangled Up in Blue"... and that's just off the top of my head.

Like A Rolling Woman ? yoko-ono_01

Could it be that you meant Like A Rolling Stone? a-hard-days-night-george-10

Wow, how did that happen? ahdn_paul_01

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I've heard a version of 'Yesterday ' sung by Dylan……. It didn't sound like a sarcastic rendition.

4 July 2014
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You can judge here……..

 

http://youtu.be/k1v7S3fxiug

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I sat on her rug

Took a deep hit 

of that Norwegian Wood

and washed it down

with a long swig

from her JUH-

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Von Bontee said
I never heard of Bob expressing any particular dislike for "Yesterday " or "Michelle ", and I would think that he could appreciate the songcraft behind them at the least, but who knows? Maybe he didn't care for Paul's softer stuff. As for Pepper, I believe his stated opinion was that the songs were good but didn't need all the "window dressing" and fancy production.

This is what the original poster is referring to.

 

The Almighty Wikipedia

"Yesterday ", however, has also been criticized for being mundane and mawkish; Bob Dylan had a marked dislike for the song, stating that "If you go into the Library of Congress, you can find a lot better than that. There are millions of songs like 'Michelle ' and 'Yesterday ' written in Tin Pan Alley". Ironically, Dylan ultimately recorded his own version of "Yesterday " four years later, but it was never released.

It is cited, but it's a book citation, so I can't check it.

 

Personally, I think that he didn't really "hated Beatles," but rather, those songs.  I mean, given that he and George were friends for years...

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