The great Bob Dylan turns the big 7-0 today! In honor of this momentous event in the life of the world's greatest songwriter, I've decided to share some of my favorite covers of Dylan tunes since the originals are so hard to come by on the internet. The trouble with searching for these songs on YouTube is that everyone wants to be Bob Dylan so there are so many, many amateur covers to sort through... but I've searched long and hard to find the best of the best for you all. Enjoy and Happy Dylan Day!
The Fleet Foxes cover of "It Ain't Me Babe" has that trademark Fleet Foxes sound while retaining the song's integrity. Just what all covers should attain to do.
I'm slightly obsessed with Jimi Hendrix's cover of "Like a Rolling Stone" live from Monterey Pop. There are less healthy obsessions I could have musical and otherwise, right?
I wish I could hate this cover because it has gained such popularity with far too many listeners failing to realize from whom it first came. But I just can't deny Adele's talent or the fact that Dylan's voice in the original version of this song is just a bit too grating for my tastes. So here she is performing "Make You Feel My Love," one of Dylan's best love songs.
And to wrap this post up, the great Johnny Cash covers the great Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." A pretty perfect combination of two major talents, if you ask me.