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Dylan Gives Rare Interview, Talks Sinatra, Elvis

Bob Dylan, seen at a 2012 White House ceremony, talks about a variety of topics in a new interview posted on his website. Bob Dylan, seen at a 2012 White House ceremony, talks about a variety of topics in a new interview posted on his website. |  Photo: ABC

March 23, 2017 01:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Dylan opened about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted to his website Wednesday.

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In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan, Dylan recalled Sinatra telling him, "'You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we're from up there ... These other bums are from down here.'"

Of the many superstars who died last year, including Muhammad Ali and Merle Haggard, Dylan said the deaths hit him hard: "We were like brothers ... It's lonesome without them," he said.

When asked about why Presley didn't show up for a recording session with Dylan and George Harrison, he replied: "He did show up - it was us that didn't."

Dylan also talked about is youth in the Northland, saying he fished but didn't enjoy hunting.

"I went into the woods with my uncle, my mother's brother – he was an expert hunter and tried to teach me. But it wasn’t for me, I hated it," Dylan said.

The entire interview transcript can be read at www.bobdylan.com/news/qa-with-bill-flanagan.


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