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Think you know Dylan?

Legendary poet, songwriter and performer Bob Dylan performs tonight in Kelowna, at Prospera Place.

David Buckna, a retired school teacher and life-long Dylan fan came up with this quiz, which will test the knowledge of music buffs – and shines a light on some of Dylan's biblical influences.

"There's mystery, magic, truth and the Bible in great folk music. I can't hope to touch that. But I'm going to try," Dylan once said in a 1963 interview.

Let's see how well you do...

  • 1. In 1968 Jimi Hendrix recorded what is considered to be the most notable cover of a Dylan song. Name it.
  • 2. What movie soundtrack album did Dylan release in 1973?
  • 3. What are the titles of Dylan's three gospel albums?
  • 4. What’s the first line of Jokerman (1983)?
  • 5. The line "One says to the other no man sees my face and lives" is from what Dylan song?
  • 6. For what 1997 album did Dylan win three Grammy awards?
  • 7. What Dylan album includes Tryin' To Get To Heaven?
  • 8. What "rock" hymn did Dylan perform Feb. 2, 1999 at a concert in Pensacola, Florida?
  • 9. Who said on May 29, 2012: “Today, everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob a debt of gratitude. There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music. All these years later, he's still chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth, and I have to say that I am a really big fan.”
  • 10. What notable award did Bob Dylan receive last year?

ANSWERS

  • 1. All Along The Watchtower.
  • 2. Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. The soundtrack included Knockin' On Heaven's Door, which became a Top 20 hit. Dylan himself appeared in the film as the character Alias.
  • 3. Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981).
  • 4. "Standing on the waters, casting your bread,” a reference to Ecclesiastes 11:1 – "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." 
  • 5. I and I.
  • 6. Time Out of Mind.
  • 7. Time Out of Mind (1997) which begins: "You broke a heart that loved you / Now you can seal up the book and not write anymore / I've been walking that lonesome valley / Trying to get to Heaven before they close the door."
  • 8. Rock of Ages.
  • 9. Barack Obama, before awarding Dylan the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 10. The 2016 Nobel Prize for literature.


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