It's called Hurricane, it was recorded on October 24, 1975 and it's the first track of the album Desire (released on January 5, 1976). Eight minutes and thirty-three seconds in which the future Nobel Prize winner tells the story of "Hurricane, the man the investigators blamed of something he never did put in a prison cell, he who could become the world champion, starting as if it were the beginning of a film script: Night, bar room, gunshots".
Will not be over until they rehabilitate his name and give him back the years he lost.
Who is Rubin Carter alias Hurricane?
Il carcere e l'autobiografia
Among these is Bob Dylan who, after reading the book during a trip to France, meets the former boxer in prison and, increasingly convinced of his innocence, decides to commit himself to the cause in every way possible.
The trial is finally reopened, but the outcome does not change: in less than nine hours a jury, this time including two African-Americans, recognises Carter as still guilty of the murders, sentencing him again to life imprisonment.
From that moment until his death on April 20, 2014 at the age of 76 in Toronto, where he had emigrated, he was responsible for the rights of prisoners, holding the position of executive director of the Association for the defence of those sentenced by mistake, for which he received several honorary degrees in Law (for example from the University of New York), finally managing to see his story at the centre of a film starring Denzel Washington in the role of the protagonist and entitled Hurricane - The Cry of Innocence (1999). A story that, as Dylan sang, will not be over until they rehabilitate his name and give him back the years he lost.