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Folk Singer Bob Dylan Heard on Radio Marathon

July 30, 1961 - A marathon program of folk music was run on Saturday to initiate the live music project of New York City's newest FM radio outlet. Aside from a few pauses to identify station WRVR, the sound of ballads, blues, and banjos was heard from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Among the newer promising talents deserving mention are a 20-year-old latter-day Woody Guthrie disciple named Bob Dylan (pictured), with a curiously arresting mumbling, country-steeped manner; Tom Paxton, a Western singer with obvious potential as a songwriter; and Buddy Pendleton, a country fiddler of rare vintage.

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