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Old 01-20-2011, 11:13 AM   #4414
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNjzzDNIJWw

Saw Roger McGuinn play a few months ago in the basement of a church on East Colfax. He told the story of how he came to write this song. Peter Fonda had flown to NY to try to persuade Dylan to write the theme song for Easy Rider, and found him in a bar in the East Village. Dylan wrote 'The River Flows' on a bar napkin, handed it to Fonda, and said 'give it to McGuinn, he'll know what to do' so Roger ended up writing The Ballad of Easy Rider.
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