Bob Dylan Old Newspaper Clippings (Part -1)
source 2 (NweYork Times)
New York Times
For Christmas don’t buy her a drum, get her a harmonica. However, in 1961 a noted but virtually unknown virtuoso on the pesky instrument was already warning that playing one ain’t all that easy. The girls back at Bonnie Beecher’s sorority house would have questioned the “virtuoso” rating for the quoted Mr. Dylan. Instead, they’d quickly vouch for how difficult it was for him to play when he tried to make sounds like a freight train but out came terrible squawking noises. Informal playing tips from Tony Glover seemed to be more helpful than anything.
Dylan didn’t go to Finland (not until 1987).
Then, who did go to Finland & the very large commie youth festival in July-August 1962?
I know it now: Jerry Silverman, Archie Shepp and Perry Robinson went to Finland, tells Mr. Joni Krekola in his book (page 152-153).
Silverman is an American folksinger, guitar teacher and author of music books & (note!) the editor at Sing Out! A Folk Music Magazine (with Seeger).
Saturday 23 November 1963. Would you have chosen to go to the Dylan?
FOLK SINGERS DON’T EAT ENOUGH MUSHROOMS
Off-the-cuff interview with Bob Dylan. Brown Daily Herald, Tuesday 28 April 1964.
Full newspaper page here:
Memorable quotations include:
“The blues is a pair of pants without any pockets… The blues is a pair of torn pants without anything in the pockets… Blues is a color. That’s all.”
“I’m not a folk singer any more than anybody is.” And then as he climbed into the car, he hollered out, much to the delight of some three or four dozen fans, “Folk singers are communists.”
“I try to think about my own life. The things that count in my own life. Important things, like my head. I worry about my head. Not the commercialization of folk music.”
“THERE’S NOTHING SO STABLE AS CHANGE.”
“Folk singers don’t eat enough mushrooms… I think that unless they get on the mushrooms they’re all going to waste. They’re all going to turn into Harry Belafontes.”
Dylan kicks off Spring Weekend at Brown University – Friday, Apr 24, 1964.
Beatles say — Dylan shows the way / Ray Coleman
Goddard Liberson, president of Columbia, invited Bob Dylan to dinner in July 1963 at the Hotel Americana in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“If you can’t find a place to eat where I don’t have to wear a tie, I’m not interested in going.” — Bob Dylan
Shelton, Robert. No Direction Home: The life and music of Bob Dylan. New York: Morrow, 1986. 9780688050450
[many reprints and publishers]
Cambridge: Da Capo, 2003.
London: Omnibus Press, 2011.
Sydney Australia April 1966
San Francisco Chronicle 1966
Background photograph: arrival in Paris in 1966.
The Secret Life of Bob Dylan by Gloria Stavers (March 1966)
Jornal da Tarde
Gypsy Fire a.k.a. Emelia Caruana
Sydney Morning Herald
"On 8 August 1986, the plaintiff brought proceedings in the name of "Gypsy Fire" (her real name seems to be Emelia Caruana) claiming damages from the defendent for the publication by it of an article in the "Weekend Truth" newspaper in July of that year. The article is entitled: "AUSSIE ACTRESS TELLS...I WAS DYLAN'S SEX SLAVE!...GYPSY FIRE...starved herself of sex." read more at here
Brixton 29, 30, 31 March 1995
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