109065189 e1306280065101 Rockers Celebrate Bob Dylans 70th Birthday

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Joan Baez, Slash, and Kings Of Leon’s Caleb Followill are among the many stars paying tribute to Bob Dylan as he turns 70 today.  Guess who almost fainted when he met Bob? Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon says of the septuagenarian, “He’s a huge hero. Anyone who’s ever tried to write a song feels stupid when they hear one of his. We met him on tour. I almost passed out.”

Fellow folk singer, Joan Baez, says, “I think he made up the stuff while he was singing. It was just amazing. His songs said the things I wanted to say,” while Slash added, “I’ve played with some of the greats but Bob Dylan is one of the greatest without a doubt.”

“I am a big fan. Pretty much anything he puts out I will listen to,” says Neil Diamond.  Arcade Fire’s Win Butler says, “I got into Bob Dylan while at school. Once exposed to this music it made radio a lot harder to listen to.”

Finally, Jack Johnson adds, “When I was 17, I bought The Bootleg Series by Bob Dylan. On one track, he reads his poem Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie. It really influenced me.”

Happy birthday Bob!

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