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Elvis was never aware of the influence he had and continues to have on other artists, and the admiration they felt and feel for him. Always one of her biggest fears was, what would happen when he left… if someone would remember him.

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Bob Dylan, the living legend of the world of music, composer, singer and Nobel Prize for Literature, like all artists, has his musical roots, and the sources from which he drank are enormous, he also loves the artists who forged history of music and always admired Elvis. 

Elvis was one of Dylan’s early influences, when he first heard “Hound Dog” on the radio as a child, and it introduced him to the world of rock and roll.

From that day on, Dylan wanted to emulate Elvis Presley

Dylan has always remembered that that moment changed his life: 

“…when I first heard the voice of Elvis Presley, I knew I wasn’t going to work for anybody and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like getting out of jail,” Dylan stated.

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The journalist Ray Connolly, very prestigious for his interviews with celebrities, in 1969 conducted interviews with the greatest artists of the moment, including Bob Dylan, and all of them always asked him about his conversations with Elvis, showing great interest. 

When Bob Dylan was interviewed by Connolly, having learned that he had been in Las Vegas with Elvis, he began to pester him with questions about the King: How was the show? How was your repertoire? It had orchestra and choirs????… 

Dylan was eager to learn all the details about Elvis’ Las Vegas performances. I admired him very much.

Connolly and Dylan also talked about Elvis having recorded a song he composed, and Dylan told him that he was very proud that Elvis had recorded a song of his. 

On May 25, 1966, Elvis had recorded “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” which would be released for the first time on the Spinout OST album.

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Elvis, performed more Dylan songs. He had even already sung “Blowing in the Wind” at his home on Rocca Place in Bel Air, in February 1966, of which home recordings are preserved.

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On May 16, 1971 in Nashville, Elvis recorded another Dylan song: “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right“, which would be released for the first time on the album Elvis (Fool)

The meaning of the song is that, for its composer, this song “is a statement that maybe it could make you feel better if you talked to yourself more.”

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Dylan wrote it during the period in which his sentimental partner Suze Rotolo was in Italy and decided to extend his stay there for a while. 

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” is based on a tune that folk singer Paul Clayton had taught Dylan.

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As always with respect to Elvis’s version, highlight once again the impressive way in which he makes the song his own. It’s full of freshness, positivity, a pure and sincere sensation, to the rhythm of folk, to the rhythm of country... to the rhythm of Elvis. And it makes you feel calm, it invites you to trust yourself, and to feel that you don’t have to think about things anymore. What is done is well done. 

Elvis made an impressive Jam, this day of recording, full of spontaneity and freshness, with a superb version of eleven minutes and twenty seconds!!. He can be heard enjoying and feeling only the joy of what he was singing, and where time does not exist, immersed in one of those infinite paths through which he wandered in his immortality.

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It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

If’n you don’t know by now

And it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

It’ll never do somehow

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn

Look out your window and I’ll be gone

You’re the reason I’m a-traveling on

But don’t think twice, it’s all right

Below you can listen to the magnificent interpretation of Elvis:

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Information provided by ELVIS. El Chico De Tupelo.

Rosa Garcia Mora



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