Friday, November 7, 2014

Report: Dylan wanted to record with Beatles, Stones

Probably not worth giving too much weight to this, but it's an interesting anecdote: famed record producer/engineer Glyn Johns, who has a new book coming out, claims Bob Dylan asked him about the possibility of recording with the Beatles and Rolling Stones - both groups that Johns worked with during the late 1960s.
"He said he had this idea to make a record with the Beatles and the Stones," John writes. "And he asked me if I would find out whether the others would be interested...

Johns quickly began working the phones. "Keith and George thought it was fantastic," he writes. "But they would since they were both huge Dylan fans. Ringo, Charlie and Bill were amicable to the idea as long as everyone else was interested. John didn't say a flat no, but he wasn't that interested. Paul and Mick both said absolutely not."

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