Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks

By Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes

A Los Angeles Times most sensible seller!

August 2014 marks 50 years for the reason that Bob Dylan published his fourth album, Another part of Bob Dylan. Recorded in a single evening, in the midst of a turbulent yr in his lifestyles, the tune marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious people songs and commenced his evolution towards different directions.
During the years they spent jointly, few humans outdoor of Dylan's instant relations have been nearer than Victor Maymudes, who used to be Dylan's travel supervisor, own pal, and vacationing spouse from the early days in Nineteen Sixties Greenwich Village in the course of the overdue 90's. Another part of Bob Dylan recounts landmark occasions together with Dylan's notorious bike crash; assembly the Beatles on their first US travel; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow tourists Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The touring Wilburys, and extra; memorable live shows, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.

On January twenty sixth, 2001, after recording greater than 24 hours of taped stories in guidance for scripting this booklet, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the e-book, utilizing the tapes to form the tale. the result's a brilliant, first-hand account of Dylan as an artist, buddy, and star, illustrated with never-before-seen images, and informed by means of an attractive raconteur who reduce his personal swathe throughout the turbulent counterculture.

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The bus begun up back and we endured to force into the center of the hurricane. at the twenty-second, it was once 9 a. m. once we arrived at Bob’s. The roads have been ice packed, yet we didn’t adventure any difficulties. We dropped Bob on the farm, then Tommy and that i attempted to force instantly via to Santa Fe, New Mexico. the elements was once subzero and the heater iced over. i used to be riding throughout the Raton go in New Mexico while the bus stopped. We decided that there has been a foul oil leak and that i began to stroll for aid.

For my sister. i understand how a lot you pass over him. CONTENTS identify web page Copyright become aware of commitment Acknowledgments Epigraph advent: at the River’s side 1 a quick heritage 2 Tapes One and three at the street four Bob and that i Make a few New associates five Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty 6 Taos, New Mexico 7 i would like a role eight the adventure of the Invisible Bus nine The endless journey, 1992–93 10 Uncovering the earlier eleven Stalemate 12 Tsumego pictures concerning the writer Copyright ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This memoir got here to be via a sequence of unlucky occasions that rocked me to my center.

He was once sixty-four, a yr clear of accumulating Social protection. He used to be able to retire, now not subscribe to the crew. He knew taking a company task was once an uphill conflict he was once going to lose; an individual who spent a greater a part of an entire life as a roadie in a rock band could locate it relatively tough to sit down in a chair all day, making calls and answering emails. in the course of a mobilephone name, my mom broke it down for him and he or she leaned at the undeniable fact that he used to be flat-out broke and had to do whatever ahead of he was once out in the street.

I’ve requested my mom a couple of times approximately this and every time she shakes her head in embarrassment and issues out that she used to be merely twenty-one and that it used to be a really assorted time in her lifestyles. She is going cross directly to nation that “nobody lives a whole existence with no purple marks on their scorecard. ” To me, the reckless, adventurous younger woman that I’ve simply heard my father speak about and my mom are irreconcilable humans. And but they're an analogous. studying approximately their lives again then and understanding my mom now appears like I’m studying approximately an individual totally different.

Whilst requested any query, the asker had a seventy percentage probability of being requested an analogous query via Bob. in the course of our walks in this moment journey to manhattan, Bob and that i pointed out the longer term. He requested me approximately Manny Greenhill and Albert Grossman; he was once brooding about who he may still signal with. Manny Greenhill used to be dealing with Joan Baez and her advertisement good fortune used to be expanding each day. whilst Dave Van Ronk’s spouse was once dealing with Bob, yet he used to be prepared for your next step. Flat out he requested me which one he should still signal with.

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