Classic Bob Dylan for Harrogate online event

A classic Bob Dylan album is to be the focus of Harrogate's next Vinyl Sessions event set to be live streamed on Wednesday night, May 6.

By Graham Chalmers
Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 4:56 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 4:58 pm
Harrogate event - Part of the  the cover of the classic 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Harrogate event - Part of the the cover of the classic 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records

Darley hi-fi expert Colin Paine, organiser of Vinyl Sessions which has raised more than £12,000 for Friends of Harrogate Hospital & Harrogate Healthcare NHS Trust since it was first launched two years ago, said: "Dylan's lyrics embraced news stories drawn from headlines about the Civil Rights Movement and he articulated anxieties about the fear of Nuclear War.

"Balancing this political material were love songs, sometimes bitter and accusatory, and material that features surreal humour.

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"Freewheelin' showcased Dylan's song writing talent for the first time, propelling him to national and international fame.

"The success of the album and Dylan's subsequent recognition led to his being named as "Spokesman of a Generation", a label Dylan later repudiated.

"The fun starts at 7.30pm with Colin then we have a full profile from our “Professor of Pop” Graham Chalmers of the Harrogate Advertiser along with some video action from Jim Dobbs during playback of the album in full about 8pm.

"Between sides we have a quick trip to Mike’s audio den!

"To compliment this original 1960s pressing we spin this on the iconic LENCO GL75 Turntable & Goldring G800E Cartridge then via a Sony STR6060 receiver – both are original 1969 fully restored gems!

"Then stream via our HQ Nidd server for you to enjoy.

"We run our dual platform audio stream and Zoom for the event."

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