Today (May 24th) is Bob Dylan’s 78th birthday. The Bob Dylan song “Forever Young” brought The Band’s late bassist Rick Danko to tears. He remembered tearing up after cutting the slow version on a Friday, then returning to the studio to record a fast one Monday morning. In a 1980s interview, he talked about cutting two versions of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”

“We did a slow version and we did a fast version. After we cut the first version, I think I remember, man, my tears started welling up and I walked to the door, jumped in my car and drove back to the beach. It was the weekend, right? Took Sunday off or something and the first song we cut again when we got back together on Monday was a fast version of ‘Forever Young.’”

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