A 20-Year Old Bob Dylan Talks About His Songwriting Process in a Lost 1962 Interview

In the latest episode of the wonderfully animated lost interview series “Blank on Blank“, a fresh faced 20-year old Bob Dylan talks about his past, his harmonica, smoking and his songwriting process in a 1962 interview on WBAI FM.

Oh, yeah, but then sometimes I write a lot of stuff. In fact, I wrote five songs last night, but I gave all the papers away. I don’t even consider even writing songs. I don’t want to write it. I don’t even consider that I wrote it when I got done. The song was there before me, before I came along. I just sort of came down and sort of took it down with a pencil, that it was all there before I came around. That’s the way I feel about it.




Lori Dorn
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