Pete Seeger Sings “Forever Young” For 50th Anniversary Of Bob Dylan’s Debut Album
To honor the 50th anniversary of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]‘s debut album today (March 19th), the folk icon’s mentor and personal role model, [lastfm link_type=""]Pete Seeger[/lastfm], delivered a moving rendition of Dylan’s classic 1974 song, “Forever Young.”
The 92-year-old folk singer and activist proved to still be “Forever Young” as he strummed away on his banjo and sang the timeless lyrics with the accompaniment of the children’s chorus Rivertown Kids as tribute to Dylan.
Bob Dylan released his debut LP on March 19, 1962 after recording it in just six hours over two days for an estimated $402. Though his debut album failed to crack the Billboard charts, it was only the start to what quickly would become the sound of a generation and the transformation of Dylan into a cultural phenomenon and folk hero.
Watch Dylan’s own musical inspiration, folk icon Pete Seeger, perform one of Dylan’s biggest hits “Forever Young” in honor of this history-making milestone.