Don McLean‘s famous words have resonated for generations, each age having its own variation. The first, a tragic plane crash, has been analyzed and romanticized endlessly. Now Bob Dylan has an account of collusion to consider. You might write him off as an old fusspot longing for the early days, but few people have more insight as both a musician and an aficionado than he does.
Ironically, the British Invasion brought a wave of young Robert Johnson disciples, harmonizing rock and the blues, and springing a new sub genre that made the blues take off as it never had before. It became a revival. RIP/Long live the blues!