Bob Dylan's McCartney ambition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 May 2009
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's McCartney ambition

'Blowin' in the Wind' singer Bob Dylan is desperate to collaborate with former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney

Bob Dylan wants to duet with Sir Paul McCartney.

The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer - whose latest LP 'Together Through Time' is number one in the UK album chart - has named the former Beatles star as the artist he most wants to collaborate with.

The 68-year-old musician said: "That would be exciting to do something with Paul. But you know your paths have to cross for something like that to make sense."

Friends say 66-year-old McCartney - who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello and recently declared Dylan his favourite living songwriter - would love to perform with Dylan.

A source said: "This would obviously be a major moment in musical history if Bob and Paul got together and it's quite likely that Paul will be interested."

It would not be the first time Dylan has teamed up with a former Beatle. He was a member of supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with the late George Harrison in the 1980s.

The band also featured Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Electric Light Orchestra star Jeff Lynne.

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