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John Hammond: Lost Interview (On Aretha, Dylan)

The late Columbia Records talent executive discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and more in his unparalleled career

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John Hammond: Lost Interview (Signing Springsteen)

The Columbia Records executive discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha, Dylan, Springsteen – “I think he’s going to be a giant” – and more, in his unparalleled career

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Oct 26, 1961: Bob Dylan Signs With Columbia Records

Dylan landed a major label recorded deal a mere 10 months after arriving in the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961. Here’s how it happened.

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