Seventy-two years ago today Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota. Yes, the musical icon of my generation, Bob Dylan, is 72 years old today.
Back in the '60s when we both were young, 72 seemed far, far away and ancient. Today, it gets closer every year and seems quite young actually. Maybe 70 is the new 50.
Anyway, over the years, Bob has said it all in song. His songs are the background music of my life. And one of his songs that I have always loved seems particularly appropriate today. He wrote it for his children but it has meaning for all of us.
Here he is in a performance of "Forever Young," backed up by his friend Bruce Springsteen.
Thanks for all the music, Bob, and happy birthday. May your song always be sung.