The Bob Dylan Canon, Part 4: John Wesley Harding

January 2, 2011

Joe Hill was a Swedish immigrant to the United States.  He was a member of the IWW and was tried and executed for murder based on flimsy evidence, at best.  There is some belief that he had a rock solid alibi for the murder, in that he was in bed with a married woman, but he refused to name her, as her reputation would have been destroyed, so he went to his death instead.  Read the rest of this entry »


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