"Talking John Birch." In: Broadside: a handful of songs about our time. #1, Feb., 1962. Bob . Cunningham Dylan, ed, Sis, 1941-.
"Talking John Birch." In: Broadside: a handful of songs about our time. #1, Feb., 1962

"Talking John Birch." In: Broadside: a handful of songs about our time. #1, Feb., 1962

New York: Broadside, 1962. Mimeograph magazine, produced on a machine discarded by the American Labor Party. It published until 1988.12 letter-size pp., staple-bound at the left edge. "Talking John Birch" is one of the earliest of the 20-year-old Dylan's songs. According to Tony Attwood, it was performed in 1962 at Carnegie Hall. In 1963 Dylan was going to play it on the Ed Sullivan show, but CBS vetoed it, fearing a suit from the John Birch Society. Columbia Records, a subsidiary, also demanded that he delete it from his first record, "Freewheelin'." The issue includes work by Agnes Friesen, Gil Turner, and Malvina Reynolds. Shallow crease at the upper right corner affecting all pages. Includes a clipping from the New York Post for Tuesday, May 14, 1963, about Ed Sullivan's being "'puzzled' over a network decision to censor a song spoofing the John Birch Society from last Sunday night's Sullivan Show." Item #100732

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