Bob Dylan kom till New York för femtio år sedan

Tidningen Village Voice uppmärksammade 2011 (på min födelsedag, faktiskt) att det var 50 år sedan Bob Dylan för första gången kom till New York. I fyra videofilmer besökte de gamla platser med anknytning till Bob Dylan för att se hur de hade förändrats (eller ibland, inte).

Cafe Wha? och 94 MacDougal Street

Uploaded on Jan 24, 2011: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s arrival in New York City, the Village Voice is touring old Dylan landmarks in Greenwich Village, to see how things have changed or, in rare cases, haven’t. In this installment, we visit Dylan’s first gig at Cafe Wha? and his first house at 94 MacDougal.

Jones Street och lägenheten på W 4 Street

Uploaded on Jan 25, 2011: As Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s arrival in New York City, we move now to Day Two of our week-long celebration (our Dylanologists like to party all the time, party all the time). Today’s tour stop features 161 West Fourth Street, the site of Bob Dylan’s first New York apartment (rent: $60 a month) and the just-around-the-corner Jones Street, the snowy, slushy (just like today!) setting of one of the most famous and familiar album covers in music history.

The Gaslight, Village Gate, Big Fat Pussy Cat och mer därtill

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2011:
With Jones Street behind us, on Day 3 of our Dylan in New York celebration we head just south of Washington Square to take in supplementary settings steeped in Freewheelin’ history: where he performed ”Master of War” for the first time, where he wrote ”Blowin’ in the Wind” and ”A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” And in between the landmarks we drop by to discuss present-day MacDougal Street with long-time t-shirt shop owner Dusan Djordjevic and his cousin Srdjan Pezo, Dusan’s designated lifeline for all things Dylan.

Washington Square Hotel och 8th Street Bookshop

Uploaded on Jan 27, 2011: After hitting West Fourth and Jones and MacDougal to take in places he lived and posed and played, on our fourth and final video Dylan day we curl back around to the Square to take a peek inside a place for reading and meeting, and the second-most famous rock and roll hotel the city has to offer.

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