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East Village Radio Celebrates Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday

Listen to Rolling Stone's Austin Scaggs share his favorite Dylan bootlegs

May 24, 2011 2:10 PM ET
East Village Radio Celebrates Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday
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The Internet radio station East Village Radio is marking Bob Dylan's 70th birthday today with six hours of special Dylan content. At 2 p.m., Clash magazine editor Simon Harper is presenting Dylan A-Z, when he'll play music from the singer-songwriter that relates to every letter from the alphabet. At 4 p.m. Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Austin Scaggs will share his favorite Dylan bootlegs, and at 6 p.m. Chances With Wolves will play their favorite Dylan covers – such as Sam Cooke's "Blowin' In The Wind" and The Isley Brothers' "Lay Lady Lay." Listen live at www.eastvillageradio.com.

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