Bob Dylan coated Jerry Lee Lewis‘ “I Cannot Appear to Say Goodbye” because the encore of his live performance in England on Friday night time, paying tribute to the just lately departed rock ‘n’ curler.
Within the video, which you’ll be able to watch beneath, Dylan introduces the track by telling the viewers, “I don’t know what number of of you realize, however Jerry Lee’s gone. We’re gonna play this track, one in all his. Jerry Lee will reside ceaselessly – everyone knows that.”
Lee’s demise at 87 resulted in a wide selection of tributes from throughout the rock spectrum. The singer and pianist had been sick for a while, affected by the best way he’d “abused his physique so totally as a younger man,” his publicist mentioned in a press release. “Someplace on the planet, in a imply little honky-tonk or massive music corridor or church basement rec room, somebody is taking part in a Jerry Lee Lewis track,” the assertion added.
Don Robertson wrote “I Can’t Appear to Say Goodbye,” and Lewis recorded it throughout his tenure with Solar Data. It wasn’t launched till 1970, after the Solar catalog had modified fingers and was being mined for materials that might reap the benefits of artists’ present statuses. Lewis had reinvented himself as a rustic musician by the point “I Can’t Appear to Say Goodbye” grew to become a High 10 nation hit.
Dylan and Lewis crossed paths whereas working in the identical studio in 1969. Dylan advised Rolling Stone that 12 months that he wrote “To Be Alone With You” for Lewis, although the track appeared on Dylan’s personal country-influenced Nashville Skyline. When Lewis returned to rock ’n’ roll in 1979, he coated Dylan’s 1976 B-side “Rita Could.”
Dylan is presently touring the U.Okay., with six reveals remaining earlier than the run ends on Nov. 7.
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