Happy Birthday, Bob: Forty Singers, Forty Dylan Songs

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Philadelphia says Happy 71st Birthday to Bob Dylan at Rembrandt's tonight when 40 singers sing that many different songs written by the man born Robert Zimmerman on this day in 1941, starting with Kenn Kweder doing "Love Minus Zero / No Limit" at 7 and finishing off with Jan Zarkin's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" probably round about midnight.

This year's highlights will likely include organizer Jon Houlon's "Born In Time," as well as renditions such as John Wesley Harding's "Abandoned Love," the Philadelphia Ukelele Orchestra's "The Man In Me," Mia Johnson's "The Mighty Quinn," Andy Pratt's "Masters Of War," Patrick Berkery's "Jammin' Me" (co-written with Tom Petty) and Pete Rydberg's "Fourth Time Around." The annual event is in not its fourth but tenth time around, and is always a chaotic carnival, and a great way to sample local singer-songwriters, albeit not singing their own songs. Details here.

"I Want You" is below.

Previously: Mariachi El Bronx at Johnny Brenda's  Follow In The Mix on Twitter