May 24, 2011 1:37:27 PM PDT
YOU DON'T NEED A WEATHERMAN TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS. (With apologies to my good friend Lee Goldberg.)

If you had to spend the rest of your life with one artist's music, just one, who would it be?

It's a meaningless question - at first. But think about it and it says volumes about what floats your boat, musically speaking.

There's no right or wrong answer of course - a little like debating who the best ballplayer of all time was. But it can be a fascinating exercise.

Anyway, for me the answer has been and, pending some big sea change in my core beliefs, always will be a slam dunk.

And the reason I'm thinking about this is that today is that artist's birthday.

Bob Dylan turns 70 today.

Music and lyrics are so subjective and so personal, and at least for me, there's no doubt that if I had to choose one person's body of work as the only music I listened to for the rest of my life, it would be Dylan. Hands down.

Second would be perhaps Beethoven.

But first is Dylan.

And so that's the prelude to our 11 p.m. newscast, mostly because I've been listening to Dylan today and wondering how it is he so quickly became 70. And also thinking how quickly I'm tailing him.

I'm just sayin'.

Speaking of music - I don't for a second think they'll be playing any Bob Dylan tonight at the Dancing With The Stars season finale. But that won't stop our Sandy Kenyon from celebrating Dylan's birthday in his own way - by interviewing the winners of tonight's results show. It's been an amazing season, with some surprising results (who knew Kirstie Alley would be in the finals?).

Sandy is in Hollywood for us, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're watching what's expected to be another wild weather night in Joplin, Missouri, where 116 people were killed in Sunday's tornado. They're on alert for more tornadoes tonight and tomorrow - the last thing they need.

Jim Dolan will have the latest for us.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11, right after the finals of Dancing With The Stars.


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