Bob Dylan and Neil Young blow in for UK gig
MUSIC legends Bob Dylan and Neil Young are to perform a historic double concert in London.
In a major signing, both Dylan, 77, and Young, 73, will play on the same night at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 12.
The pair, who have sold 190million albums between them, have long admired each other from afar.
American Dylan said Young gave him a run for his money with Heart Of Gold in 1972. He said: ‘I always liked Neil Young but it bothered me every time I listened to Heart Of Gold. I think it was up at No.1 for a long time and I’d say “S***, that’s me. If it sounds like me, it should as well be me”.’
Despite his pique, the Blowin’ In The Wind singer remained a fan and even visited Young’s childhood home in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2008. The new owner John Keirnan recalled Dylan entered in cowboy boots and said: ‘OK, so this was his view, and this was where he listened to his music.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth