Billy the Kid

Bruce Langhorne, folk musician who inspired Bob Dylan's 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' dies at 78

Bruce Langhorne, folk musician who inspired Bob Dylan's 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' dies at 78

Bruce Langhorne, a 60s-era folk musician and prolific session guitarist who Bob Dylan said inspired him to write “Mr. Tambourine Man,” has died at the age of 78 at his home in Venice.

Langhorne was a mainstay of the folk scene in Greenwich Village in the early ’60s, playing or recording with the day’s most admired musicians — Dylan, Joan Baez, Odetta, Tom Rush, Richie Havens, Richard and Mimi Farina.

But it was Langhorne’s guitar work on Dylan’s 1965 album “Bringing It All Back Home” that cemented his role as one of the architects of the emerging folk rock scene. Regarded as a seminal work, “Bringing It All Back Home” marked Dylan’s musical shift from acoustic to electric...

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