Dylan and Lennon in a cab

November 7, 2008

The two video clips below capture an early meeting between Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

Dylan is wasted in the clip. This transcript will help make some sense of the conversation.

Part 1:

Part 2:

This video reveals quite a bit about both Dylan and Lennon. It still seems like a wasted opportunity, though. There is little in the way of substantive conversation or exchange of ideas. They both seem to be playing to the camera and trying to impress each other. It seems like their egos got the best of them, and they both come off as immature.

These are two of my heroes. They’re both lyrical and musical geniuses. It’s sad that the little existing footage of them interacting is spoiled.