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Bob Dylan

George Jackson

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“George Jackson” is a song by Bob Dylan, written in 1971, in tribute to the Black Panther leader, George Jackson, who had been shot and killed by guards at San Quentin Prison on August 21, 1971, during an attempted escape from prison. The event indirectly provoked the Attica Prison riot. Dylan recorded the song at Columbia Studio B, on November 4, 1971 and it was quickly released as a 45 rpm single, Columbia 4-45516, on November 12, 1971. The single consisted of a “Big Band version” of the song on Side A and an “Acoustic version” on Side B. The song was a Top 40 hit in Canada, the Netherlands, and on the US Billboard charts. The “Big Band version” was later included on the 1978 album Masterpieces, released in Japan and Australia. Both versions were available on iTunes... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Lord, Lord ... They cut George Jackson down ... They laid him in the groundLord, Lord

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