Dylan wrote it in ‘67. The Band recorded it on their debut album, Music from Big Pink in 1968. This great live version is from The Last Waltz concert of 1976. In addition to The Band and Dylan...well, there’s a bunch of them
Something a little different. British Folk-rock bsnd, Fairport Convention from 1969. Lead singer is the legendary, Sandy Denny. “Matty Groves” is a traditional English/Celtic folk song-—plugged in. Sandy Denny just did this one album with them, but what an album it was.
Sandy went on to form Fotheringay with Jerry Donahue, Trevor Lucas, Pat Donaldson, Gerry Conway and Sally Barker. This has become my favorite Sandy song along with Donahue's great guitar work.
We often meet our destiny on the road we took to avoid it.
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I was/am a huge fan of Gordon Lightfoot. From "If You Could Read My Mind", to "Don Quixote", to "Sundown", his songs rang true to the things I was experiencing in my late teens and early 20's during the 1970's. There's a great biography on Gordon that's available on Amazon Prime and other streaming media that's well worth watching. Damn, he's 81 now!!!!
Two of the most iconic supporting vocals in music history: Merry Clayton, “Gimme Shelter,” and Clare Torrey, “The Great Gig in the Sky.” Clare’s might be the only vocal that can be uttered in the same breath as Merry Clayton’s (IMHO).