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The double life of Bob Dylan : a restless, hungry feeling, 1941-1966 / Clinton Heylin.

Heylin, Clinton, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 921 DYL (Text) 33500013407002 New Checked out 07/13/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 DYL (Text) 33500013407010 New Checked out 06/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316535212
  • ISBN: 0316535214
  • Physical Description: 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First North American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain ... by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
That all important intro... 2-3-4 -- Prelude - July 29th, 1961: Down by the riverside -- A thief of thoughts -- A thief of fire.
Summary, etc.:
From the world's leading authority on Bob Dylan comes the definitive biography that promises to transform our understanding of the man and musician - thanks to early access to Dylan's never-before-studied archives.
Using material from Dylan's personal archive, Heylin tells the story of the singer's meteoric rise to fame. Readers will follow Dylan's arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he 'goes electric' at Newport in 1965; and much more. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 Dylan reportedly crashes his motorbike in upstate New York, disappears from public view, and re-emerges: he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    *Starred Review* Virtually no one has written as much about Bob Dylan as Heylin, yet he has more to say. Much more, after scouring the Bob Dylan Archive at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The previously unseen material he viewed there led him to the conclusion that he had to rethink Dylan's entire life and career. Heylin begins in the summer of 1953 at Camp Herzl in northern Wisconsin, where the young Bobby Zimmerman made his public performing debut on Talent Night, vamping on the piano with the risqué R&B classic "Annie Had a Baby" and proclaiming that he was going to be a rock n roll star. The book concludes with the summer of 1966 with Dylan living in Woodstock, New York. It's always been difficult to separate fact from fantasy when considering this iconic songwriter and performer, but, as always, Heylin separates the chaff from the wheat. Full of dizzying amounts of detail and plentiful anecdotes, the result is an exhaustively meticulous but thoroughly entertaining account of the early to middle years of the elusive Mr. Dylan. We may never really get to know him, but Heylin may well have taken us as close as we can get. A must for Dylan fans and for admirers of Heylin's work and a mesmerizing triumph. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Clinton Heylin was described by Rolling Stone in February 2016 as "perhaps the world's authority on all things Dylan." Aside from his definitive biography, Dylan Behind The Shades, which remains in print more than twenty years after publication having twice been revised, he also has published two bulky volumes detailing the histories of all 610 original Dylan songs, Revolution In The Air and Still On The Road. His previous works on Dylan include Stolen Moments: Dylan Day By Day and The Recording Sessions 1960-1994.

Subject: Dylan, Bob, 1941-
Singers > United States > Biography.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Dylan, Bob, 1941-
Rock musicians.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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