Mike Herring and I performed regularly at “International Night,” an annual event at James Lick High School, featuring ethnic performances. Our contribution was folk music. I still work at James Lick, but Mr. Herring is now a principal in Chicago.
In this performance, we covered two Dylan songs.
1. Hurricane — Dylan co-wrote this song with Jacques Levy (info here)
2. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Later in the evening, a collection of us teachers performed “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson.
Mr. Herring and I covered “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” at nearly every appearance at “International Night.” Other songs we performed throughout the years included —
1. The Times are A-Changin’ — adapted for James Lick High School
2. The Girl From North Country
3. All Along the Watchtower
4. Blown’ in the Wind
Here’s footage of the whole event (or most of it):
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