Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Songs dedicated to Artist by Artists

I guess it is the ultimate sign of recognition for an artist when a fellow artist makes a song about you. Dylan got two of such dedications. One from Syd Barret, one from David Bowie! This is a quite interesting topic, and here are the songs that I know which are dedicated to an artist. Let me know if you know others too!

Song to Woody - From Bob Dylan to Woody Guthrie

R.A.M.O.N.E.S - From Mötorhead to Ramones

Song For Bob Dylan - From David Bowie to Dylan

Bob Dylan Blues - From Syd Barret to Bob Dylan

Buddy Holly - From Weezer to Buddy Holly

Song to Bobby - From Cat Power to Bob Dylan (Thanks to Thuan for this one)


thuan said...

cat power sang to bobby!

Engin Kurutepe said...

diamonds and rust, joan baez to bobby d.

Ahmet C. Toker said...

That doesn't count. I meant explicit dedications. Some say Visions of Johanna is for Joan Baez, I say for Thuan.

thuan said...


thuan said...

my last.fm now (weekly status) has an embarassing amount of 80s music, attributable to your influence

Ahmet C. Toker said...

are you sure its not attributable to your position as the president of the American David Hasselhoff Fan Club