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Here Comes The Story Of The Hurricane

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Bob Dylan writes about a true story in 'Hurricane.' This is the story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. He was a middleweight boxer who was wrongfully convicted of three murders. He spent 19 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Three people were shot in a barroom. Carter and a young boy were driving around on the other side of town. The cops pulled him over just because he was black. As Dylan states in his song, 'If you're black you might as well not show up on the street, 'less you wanna draw the heat.' Carter was arrested for the murder even though the last dying witness told the police, Carter was not the 'one.' He was taken to jail where he protested the unjust conviction by refusing to wear prison clothes and eat prison food. He was guilty before the trial even began. He was tried and convicted twice and then with the help of the Canadian Commune, his case was taken to the Federal Court where he was given freedom.
One of Bob Dylan's strongest protest songs is 'Hurricane.' Rubin Carter wrote a book called 16th Round while he was in prison. He sent a copy of his book to Bob Dylan. Dylan was so impressed, he went to visit Carter in prison. Dylan took notes while interviewing Carter and was inspired to write the song 'Hurricane.' ...

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