La música y el cine son un matrimonio insoluble de gran arraigo. Algunas películas dan a conocer canciones y viceversa. Es por ello que, si eres un cineasta, contar con un músico y compositor de talento, garantiza la inmortalidad de tu obra. Estaba un día de 1973 Bob Dylan haciendo sus cosas, cuando le llegó una oferta del gran Sam Peckinpag.
Necesitaba una canción para un momento determinado, en el que disparaban y herían de muerte al shérif del western que se iba a rodar (Pat Garret and Billy the kid). De las meninges de Bob salió este «Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door».
Esta canción está escrita desde la perspectiva del shérif moribundo: "Mamá, toma esta placa de encima / No puedo usarla más / se está poniendo oscuro, demasiado oscuro para mí / siento que estoy llamando a las puertas del cielo".
Christopher había escrito el verso en memoria de los alumnos y el profesor asesinados en la masacre de Dunblane. Esta es una de las raras veces Dylan ha permitido oficialmente a alguien para añadir o cambiar la letra de una de sus canciones. La versión de Christopher alcanzó el número 1 en el Reino Unido.
Esta versión de la canción, que incluye a los niños de la aldea cantando, el coro y al guitarrista Mark Knopfler , fue lanzada el 9 de diciembre en el Reino Unido y alcanzó el número 1. Las ganancias fueron para obras de caridad para los niños pobres.
Esta canción ha sido multiplemente versionada.. Bon Jovi , Dylan junto a Paul Simon , Bob Marley , Phil Collins , Boy George , Mike Peters , The Animals , Wyclef Jean , Cat Power , Pat Pacino , Aretha Franklin , Lynyrd Skynyrd , The Sisters of Mercy , Bryan Ferry , Meir Ariel , Yuri Shevchuk , Mark Knopfler , Bruce Springsteen , el cielo , los perros perdidos , Mungo Jerry , Luciano , Les Fradkin , Selig , Jocque Beau , Randy Crawford , Chaozz , Roger McGuinn , Cold Chisel , Zé Ramalho , DMX , Sandy Denny , Antony and the Johnsons ....etc...
Pero claro...yo tengo mis preferidas...increible intro de guitarra de Slash en Tokio, corria el año 1992
Y de un extremo a otro, es un tema tan grande que acepta todo tipo de ritmos estilos e intérprete.
Robert Allen Zimmerman. (Bob Dylan) The music and the cinema are an insoluble marriage of great rooting. Some movies announce songs and up side down. If you are a filmmaker, to rely on a musician and composer of talent, guarantees the immortality of your work. Bob Dylan was one day of 1973 doing his things, when there came to him an offer of the great Sam Peckinpag.
He needed a song for a certain moment in which, an actor was shooting and hurting of death, the shériff of the western that was going to be rolled (Pat Garret and Billy the kid). Of Bob's brain there went out this " Knockin ' on Heaven's Door ". This song is written from the perspective of the hurt shérif: " Mama, takes this plate of above me..."
In 1996, Bob Dylan allowed a Scotch musician, Ted Christopher, to recording a new verse of " Knockin .. ", it is not usual that Dylan allows that his works should be modified, but an important event happened...
On March 13, 1996, the unemployed ex-merchant Thomas Hamilton, entered Dunblane's Primary School. He was carrying four secrets in his briefcase; two pistols 9 mm Browning HP and two revolvers 357 Magnum, all with the corresponding permissions in rule. Thomas was taking 743 bullets, he shoot his weapon 109 times. The police on a later investigation, revealed that Hamilton had loaded the weapon with bullets with metallic jacket, and others with hollow top, I will not lose your time explaining the effect of these modifications.
He entered the school, went to the gymnasium and opened fire against a class of Primary, this is to children between five to six years of age, killing or hurting all except a person. Fifteen children died together with his teacher, Gwen Mayor, who died trying to protect the children. Hamilton left the gymnasium across the emergency exit. In the exterior court he began to shoot to a classroom. A teacher, had realized before something was not going completely well and he said to the children " hide under the tables!!"
The majority of the bullets lodged in the books or in furniture. Thomas re-affected his walk also shooting against a group of children who were walking along a corridor, hurting a teacher. Hamilton returned to the gymnasium and with one of his two revolvers, after verifying the good functioning of his weapon, got one of his Magnun and put in his mouth, after it he pressed the trigger. He died to the instant, other eleven children and three adults were moved to the hospital as prompt as the emergency services came. Christopher had written in memory of the pupils and the teacher murdered in Dunblane's massacre. This one is one of the rare times Dylan has allowed officially someone to add or to change the letter of one of his songs. Christopher's version reached the number 1 in the United Kingdom.
Ted Christopher wrote a new verse of " Knockin ... ", in memory of the students and teachers murdered in Dunblane's massacre. This version of the song, which includes the children of the village singing the choir and to the guitarist Mark Knopfler, it was thrown on December 9 in the United Kingdom and reached the number 1. The earnings were for works of charity for the poor children.
This song has been multiply adapted. Bon Jovi , Dylan junto a Paul Simon , Bob Marley , Phil Collins , Boy George , Mike Peters , The Animals , Wyclef Jean , Cat Power , Pat Pacino , Aretha Franklin , Lynyrd Skynyrd , The Sisters of Mercy , Bryan Ferry , Meir Ariel , Yuri Shevchuk , Mark Knopfler , Bruce Springsteen , el cielo , los perros perdidos , Mungo Jerry , Luciano , Les Fradkin , Selig , Jocque Beau , Randy Crawford , Chaozz , Roger McGuinn , Cold Chisel , Zé Ramalho , DMX , Sandy Denny , Antony and the Johnsons ....etc...
But clear ... I have my favorite ones ... incredible intro of Slash's guitar in Tokyo, it runs 1992 year. And from an end to other one, it is a song so big that styles and interpreter accepts all kinds of singers.