Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan

“If there is something to be changed in this world then it can only happen with MUSIC” – Jimi Hendrix

This is over a pub called “Pour Boy”.

I recognized Jimi immediately.

There was another face, but only a part of a face. For some reason, I got Robert Palmer stuck in my head.

This was my 3rd time here. It’s on a busy side street.. delivery trucks, cars parked or driving up and down, people galore. No room to take pics, until this day. I thought, I’ll grab Jimi, anyway.

As I was leaving, I saw this around the corner. Id never seen around the corner before.

Looks like Dylan to me!

Dead on, it did not make sense. I had to find the angle. Jimi recorded one of Dylan’s songs, “All Along the Watchtower”. I was angst over whose version to put here. Then I remembered Playing for Change. 🌟 Brilliant 🀩 A must see!

Pics taken by Resa – September 13, 2022

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Unknown to me at this time

105 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan

    1. Thanks!
      Do you think they would have come out better if I put the camera on high def?
      Yes, busy streets … not..
      Love it in the alleys. Not much action.

  1. Very cool version of the song. I have seen other Playing for Change videos. Kind of cool that Preservation Hall in New Orleans let them film there.
    As to art, yes, what a difference the angle makes! Even Jimi looks better from that angle. Sometimes you just have to know where to stand.

    1. Their videos are inspiring.
      ” Sometimes you just have to know where to stand”.
      Is it already a “saying”?
      Should be the title of something.
      Is it already a Title?

      1. I’ll have to write a story and turn it into a movie πŸ˜‰ “She is an artist who paints on distorted surfaces. Her work only makes sense when seen from one particular spot. She divorces her abusive, politician husband to work on her art full time. After he starts catering to a neo-facist group, she takes a break from the art world to run for office against him in this zany, rom-com political thriller!” lol, it just might work

        1. So I am about 1/2 done with the short story I described above. lol. I have to blame on you. Unless it is good, of course, in which case I will give you credit for inspiration.

              1. I wrote about 5 pages (2000 words) so far. This is quickly moving from “short story” to “long story”! lol I’ll keep going for now, but will decide later if it is worth continuing, if maybe I should save it for later or perhaps shelve it for good.

                1. Amazing. It was a neat burst. Maybe you can make it feel like a long story, but then it ends abruptly, without really ending…. like an unfinished horror.
                  Anyway, the phrase is great. You could write a song, or some music!

                  1. OK, I just finished. There is an end, but it is before the election, so not a final end. The bad guy is a little unrealistic, but I did use a real person as a model. Well, I think the model is real because nobody could dream up that nightmare. I might go ahead and post it tomorrow, rough draft though it may be.

                    And maybe I will write a song as well… We’ll see. Never know where inspiration will lead…

    1. Thanks John! It was about time I did this one, but I never saw the full second face.
      Love video. Playing for Change has more. They are all excellent! πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ§½

  2. Thank you, Resa, for showing more great street art! And that multicultural version of “All Along the Watchtower” you posted is amazing! (I love the Jimi Hendrix cover, too.)

    1. This piece was confusing, until I saw around the corner.
      Playing for Change has several amazing videos.
      I love the Jimi version, but Dylan did write it.I was torn as to which to use. Then I remembered this one.

    1. Thank you, Michael!
      My week was pretty good. May the next week be great for you!
      You know, I still can’t get on your blog. I always get a “Coming Soon” page?
      xx Resa
      I’d like to visit your blog more, if I could get there! xx

    1. The video is fantastic!
      Street art is still a happening here in Toronto. There are a lot of artists putting it out there. This accounts for the variety. Hope it lasts as long as I do! Lol! xo

  3. Great version of the song here, and what a double feature mural with two legends of the music industry. I had never heard of Playing For Change until now, but I’m gonna check out more of their work. Thanks for sharing, Resa.πŸ™‚

    1. It’s a great find for sure. Street art pieces of famous people are few and far between, but every once in awhile, I find one.
      “Playing for Freedom” has more great videos.

    1. These are two of my fave music makers. Playing for change videos are mesmerizing!
      Hendrix was right. He would have been 80 on November 27 this year. {{{hugs}}}

                1. Lol!
                  I adore Dylan. My man used to not be able to stand him. However, he now cedes to the brilliance of his song writing, but prefers other better singers singing them.

                  1. Oh he cannae sing!! It makes it all the more remarkable that he’s such a giant. And I remember one night there was a documentary on about some very early folk convention and it was plain he got better as he went along. Of course when I said that to my man he went berserk! Also he is interesting in that he does not have a lot of danceable songs. which often makes a song. We were saying that the other week when the mr had a big b/day bash and like that it came down to a Daylan number. We always choose, ‘ I want you’, cos we struggle to find a dancy one.

                    1. True, Dylan is not known for his disco chops. Then again neither was Hendrix. ALTHOUGH, you can do The Egg to Hendrix and Zeppelin.

  4. Resa, Hendrix’ cover of Dylan’s “All along the watchtower” is the best of all Dylan covers, maybe with the exception of Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Blowin’ in the wind.” By the way, Joan Osborne does a great cover album of many of Dylan’s love songs as well as a few others. Keith

  5. Oh, Resa what a brilliant mural! Great angle and loved the video too!
    Mouah, dahling!!!!!
    and… get ready!

    1. Arrrggghhhh!

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      1. Yes I love that video what is weird in a cosmic sort of way is I saw that video about five days ago or so, and was thinking about writing something as I listened to the music. I think it made a wonderful statement to your capturing of this mural. P.S. You ever find Zeppelin in a mural I can die in peace. πŸ˜‰

        1. LOLOL!
          Dear Daniel, if I do find Zeppelin in a mural, you will be the first to know. Of course, you will have to bank the “die in peace” moment.
          Playing for Change has other videos. Check them out! xx

  7. I love the name of that pub, Pour Boy! And of course Jimi is one of my all time favorites because how could he not be? It was so cool going to Woodstock and then making the trip out to the site of that concert. The museum houses several of his guitars as well as his jacket and lemme tell you, it was a religious experience to be there.

    1. That’s interesting! So, there’s like a Woodstock Music Festival museum there. Very cool, and I believe it was a religious experience.
      Obvi, you are still captivated.
      I did costumes on a Hendrix movie for Showtime. OMG, the stories!
      I’m still captivated. It was a peak, for me.

      1. There is. It borders the venue, so you can spend an afternoon doing the museum and walking the grounds where the concert took place. SO SMALL! It’s amazing to think they fit that many people in there.

        Of course you did! And I bet they were gloriously funky and cool.

  8. Fab post, Resa! Great shots of the murals. I had no idea that Dylan wrote Watchtower. My favorite cover of it has been Tom Ellis (Lucifer). I can’t wait to play the video. Thanks for putting this gem together and sharing it. You made a lovely composition of it. Hugs on the wing.

  9. What a great find, Sorceress. And luck be a lady to have access to take the proper pics! What a great name for a pub, too. Smart choice on the musical version – that way you don’t put one over the other. They definitely each had/have their place.

    1. Thunder!
      Love these two musicians. Their time and place was rich. So much happening for youth: messages, protests, depth, poetry with the music and great guitar! xoxoxo
      I feel like watching the video….Again!

  10. Wow Resa… these are truly amazing captures of 2 amazing musicians and that song! Truly a great find and love that you got them.
    Thanks for sharing them with all of us~!
    Rock solid post my friend❣️

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