When Bob Dylan Walked The Line With Johnny Cash
When The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was released in 1963, the country music legend heard it and became enthralled by Dylan's songwriting. He wrote Bob – a fellow Columbia recording artist – to tell him how much he loved the record. A grateful Dylan wrote back, telling Cash how he had grown up on his music. The pen pals soon would become good friends.
They met a year later at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, where they were each on the bill. After their sets, Dylan hung out with Cash at his hotel room, with June Carter Cash, Joan Baez and Jack Elliot. As a sign of admiration, Cash gave Dylan his acoustic guitar. more on this story
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