"Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues" is a song by Bob Dylan, originally released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3. Dylan was inspired to write the song when Noel Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary showed him a story Stookey had read in The New York Herald Tribune 19 JUne 1961 about a father's day cruise that had become disastrous when the boat became overcrowded due to the selling of counterfeit tickets to the event.
This song is a talking blues song, which is a style that was popularized by Woody Guthrie, one of Bob Dylan's main musical inspirations.
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