Bob Dylan kicks off his UK tour this week (21 October 2015), with London dates at the Royal Albert Hall, which he first played back in 1965 – remember those scenes in Pennebaker’s peerless documentary Don’t Look Back? To get in the mood, a flick through a few of his back pages…
- ‘Bob Dylan and the pursuit of the perfect song lyric’ by Anthony Holden, Daily Beast
- ‘Bob Dylan like you’ve never heard him’ by Jeff Slate, Daily Beast
- ‘Go behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited album cover’ by Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone
And from the archives: ‘Struck by the sounds before the sun: Dylan as composer’ by Liz Thomson, from Conclusions on the Wall: New Essays on Bob Dylan (Thin Man, 1980)
Read the definitive biography of Bob Dylan in his prime by Robert Shelton, the New York Times critic who wrote the celebrated review credited with launching Dylan’s career – No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, which takes you back, down the smoky ruins of time, to Greenwich Village in the 1960s. . . .