If you’re looking to trace the origins of the lyric video, look no further than Bob Dylan’s iconic “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video. Way back in 1965, using only cue cards and the lyrics to his songs, Dylan created what would come to be known as the first ever lyric video (probably totally unintentionally, too).
In honor of Dylan’s 50th anniversary, Sony Music is asking his fans to pay tribute by re-creating the concept of his iconic “Subterranean Homesick Blues” clip. Fans looking to take part should submit a photo of themselves holding a sign with their favorite lyric from Dylan’s first single “Duquesne Whistle,” off his brand new album Tempest.
Fans should submit photos via Instagram by tagging the photos #DylanLyricPhotos. Submissions will be accepted September 25th to October 7th. The best photos will be chosen to create the official “Duquesne Whistle” video, which will premiere exclusively on MetroLyrics on October 16th.
Click here to head to the Sony Music webpage for the official rules and to browse some of the other submissions. Then, make your way over to the “Duquesne Whistle” lyric page, choose a lyric, and start prepping those #DylanLyricPhotos submissions!
Bob Dylan – “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Will you be choosing a lyric to submit? Tell us which one in the comments.