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Bob Dylan – Who Killed Davey Moore? (1963)

Following the death of featherweight champion boxer Davey Moore in March 1963, Bob Dylan produced a useful summary of the arguments for and against the existence of “the noble game” …. oh, and a great record as well!

Moore was knocked out on the 23rd March 1963 (and died a couple of days later) and Dylan premiered this song 18 days later at New York Town Hall.

Originally intended for inclusion on a “Bob Dylan in Concert” LP, the song was forgotten about when that live LP project was aborted. Since made available on the stunning “Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3” triple CD set.

Other boxing related posts on this blog can be found here and here (the latter a stunning tribute to Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali)

For those interested in more about Davey Moore check here and for footage of the last round of the fight, check here.

The original recording from 12 April 1963 – pretty good but not as raw as the version recorded a few months later and that appears on the Bootleg Series release.

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