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Music legend and Farm Aid performer Bob Dylan is 80

Bob Dylan has major connection to C-U because of his role in making Farm Aid a reality, but apparently he shares writing credit on two songs titled Champaign, Illinois. Former SP Music Editor John Steinbacher dug into that story in 2010, when Dylan was about to perform at the Assembly Hall. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read. Here are the lyrics to one, co-written and recorded by Carl Perkins:

I got a woman in Morocco,
I got a woman in Spain,
Woman that’s done stole my heart,
She lives up in Champaign.

I say Champaign, Champaign, Illinois,
I certainly do enjoy Champaign, Illinois.

And here’s Dylan at Farm Aid:

Top screenshot from YouTube.

Staff writer

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