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"Bob Dylan has responded to suggestions he has plagiarised artists in his work and failed to credit his sources properly. "Wussies and pussies [hilariously rendered as p******s by the Independent Online here] complain about that stuff," the veteran musician told Rolling Stone magazine. "In folk and jazz, quotation is a rich and enriching tradition. It's true for everybody but me. There are different rules for me." ...The IPKat isn't clear whether this is a rejection of the plagiarism claim -- which he is not in a position to judge -- or a justification of it. Merpel wonders whether Judas is indeed the most hated name in human history, rather suspecting that, even outside the European Commission, there must be many other candidates for that title.
The singer was accused of borrowing from Henry Timrod, a 19th Century poet who died in 1867, on his 2006 album Modern Times. Another album, 2001's Love and Theft, was claimed to have passages similar to lines from Confessions of a Yakuza, a gangster novel by obscure Japanese writer Junichi Saga.
"As far as Henry Timrod is concerned, have you even heard of him [someone must have, since an online search for "henry timrod" produces 104,000 hits]? Who's been reading him lately? And who's pushed him to the forefront?" he told Rolling Stone. "If you think it's so easy to quote him and it can help your work, do it yourself and see how far you can get."
"These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history!" he continued, referring to the controversy over his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. ...
Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in coffee houses in Minnesota. He took his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas....".
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