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What's So Great About ...? - Bob Dylan

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Lenny Henry questions the iconic status of people or things held dear by many. Lenny, a great fan of soul music and rhythm and blues, gets to grips with one recording artist he never really 'got': Bob Dylan. From the time he was a teenager in Dudley in the early 1970s, he had to listen to his schoolmate Greg Stokes tell him what a 'classic' the Dylan album Blonde On Blonde was, and ever since friends have been trying to convince him that 'His Bobness', as Lenny describes him, is the one recording artist to whom he should really devote his energies. Lenny now assembles a band of musicians and fans to see if they can, once and for all, change his mind. Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Kris Kristofferson, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland and Al Kooper, who played with Dylan on some of his most famous albums in the 1960s, help form a defence of Dylan, and it seems that they have their work cut out.