Back in 1966, The Beatles star John Lennon appeared with Bob Dylan within the latter’s documentary movie Eat the Document. Directed by Dylan, the film adopted the singer on his 1966 tour of the UK and Ireland. Lennon featured in a scene with the American musician in a limousine, once they had been each excessive.
According to Cheat Sheet, the pair mentioned World War II and The Beatles amongst a complete host of topics.
And in Jann S Wenner’s Lennon Remembers, the Beatle is recorded as saying how he was reluctant to be in a film with Dylan.
Lennon stated in 1971: “I by no means did see it.
“[I] was so frightened, . I used to be at all times so paranoid and Bob stated ‘I want you to be in this film’…. [And] I assumed why? What? He’s going to place me down; I went all by way of this horrible factor.”
The Lennon monitor in query is Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) from The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.
According to David Dalton e book Who Is That Man? In Search of the Real Bob Dylan, the singer listened to Rubber Soul and was fuming.
He stated: “This isn’t I Want To Hold Your Hand anymore!
Listening particularly to Norwegian Wood, Dylan stated: “What is that this? It’s me Bob. He’s doing me!”
Dylan added: “Even Sonny and Cher are doing me, but, f***ing hell, I invented it.”
In the tip, the singer parodied Lennon’s Norwegian Wood together with his very personal Fourth Time Around.
Dylan’s tune ends with what may be interpreted by some as a success again at Lennon.
The lyrics learn: “I never asked for your crutch / Now don’t ask for mine.”