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Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday

May 19, 2021

Bob Dylan turned 80 years old on Monday, May 24th, and WYEP celebrated with a whole lot of Dylan songs performed by Pittsburgh musicians.

Listen to the Pittsburgh Music Hour on-demand to hear any of the covers you might have missed. This stream will be available through Monday, June 7th.

Read Scott Mervis’ piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about our celebration.

“It’s a great testament to the Pittsburgh music scene,” Morning Mix host Joey Spehar says. “Everybody’s got something going on and for everybody to take the time to think about this, to act on it, to make these recordings, I am absolutely floored. I could not be happier about it.”

-Joey Spehar

Dylan songs by Pittsburgh musicians that we played included:

“Boots of Spanish Leather” performed by The Moon My Twin
“Buckets of Rain” performed by Bindley Hardware Company
“Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” performed by Sam Stucky
“Girl From The North Country” performed by Daniel Petrich
“Highway 61 Revisited” performed by Animal Scream
“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” performed by The Telephone Line
“I Shall Be Released” performed by The Buckle Downs
“I Threw It All Away” performed by Gaadge
“It Ain’t Me Babe” performed by Honest Babes feat. Erika June & Mike Dugan from Working Breed
“Just Like A Woman” performed by Victor Abendano
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” performed by Kahone Concept
“Lay Lady Lay” performed by One Man Sample
“Like a Rolling Stone” performed by PACK
“Love Minus Zero” performed by Morgan Erina
“Mama You Been On My Mind” performed by Zoob
“Masters of War” performed by Ben Shannon
“Mr. Tambourine Man” performed by Lyn Starr
“Political World” performed by Bad Custer
“Ragged & Dirty” performed by Melinda and the Night Sky
“Simple Twist of Fate” performed by Bill Toms
“Tangled Up In Blue” performed by Bill Deasy
“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” performed by Zoom Grand Caravan
“The Man In Me” performed by Mystic Seers
“This Wheel’s On Fire” performed by Famous Horses
“Times Are Changing” performed by Jordan Montgomery
“When I Paint My Masterpiece” performed by John Stuart