Listen To Bob Dylan’s Live Cover Of The Beatles’ ‘Nowhere Man’
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Bob Dylan played a key role in The Beatles’ music because he introduced the boys to cannabis and he also influenced John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songwriting. And in 1990, Dylan paid tribute to the band when he performed “Nowhere Man” at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Canada.
“Nowhere Man” was first featured on Rubber Soul, released in December 1965. It’s one of the Fab Four’s first songs that didn’t touch on romance or love and therefore, became a pivotal moment for Lennon as a songwriter.
He said, “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good and I finally gave up and lay down. Then ‘Nowhere Man’ came, words and music, the whole damn thing, as I lay down.”
He recalled, “I was just sitting, trying to think of a song, and I thought of myself sitting there, doing nothing and going nowhere. Once I’d thought of that, it was easy. It all came out. No, I remember now, I’d actually stopped trying to think of something. Nothing would come. I was cheesed off and went for a lie down, having given up. Then I thought of myself as ‘Nowhere Man’ – sitting in his nowhere land.”
Listen to Bob Dylan’s take on this classic.