Video of the Day: Bob Dylan and John Lennon in a Cab Talking about Johnny Cash


This is not a joke. It is for real. It happened in 1966. And, yes, they’re probably drunk. At least.

However, Dylan, whose birthday was yesterday, seems to do more talking in this five minute clip than the rest of his seventy years put together.

The Independent yesterday provided a list of 70 reasons why Dylan is the most important popcult figure ever. Number 23:

Because The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was such a huge influence on The Beatles. “We just played it, just wore it out,” said George Harrison. “The content of the song lyrics and just the attitude—it was incredibly original and wonderful.” John Lennon said: “For three weeks… we didn’t stop playing it. We went potty about Dylan.”

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