Anthony Scaduto Bob Dylan (A Signet book)

ISBN 13: 9780451086099

Bob Dylan (A Signet book)

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9780451086099: Bob Dylan (A Signet book)

Written at the dawn of the seventies by a former crime reporter and self-confessed "mafia expert", this book was not only the first serious study of Dylan's life and work, but also a landmark in the way popular music was written about.

In addition to a Bob biographer's wish-list of interviews, Scaduto pulled off the remarkable coup of getting Dylan's full co-operation without conceding an editorial veto. Dylan has read this book cover to cover and discusses its uncomfortable contents with the author at length!

Though a veritable publishing industry has followed in Scaduto's wake, arguably no-one since has come as close to revealing the true nature of the man behind the shades.

"Pioneering portrait of this legendarily elusive artist. Now in a welcome reprint, it's a real treat to read this still-classic Bobography."-Q***** Five Stars!

"A classic!"-Paul Williams, author of Bob Dylan: Performing Artist

"Pioneers are often written out of history but never let it be forgotten that Scaduto was the man. It's scandalous that this book has been out of print for so many years. Its return should be greeted with dancing in the street."-Jimmy Rogan, from the foreword

"The author's triumph was that ultimately he persuaded Dylan to talk."-Liz Thompson, editor of the Dylan Companion

"I read it. Some of it is pretty straight, some of it exactly the way it happened… I rather enjoyed it."-Bob Dylan

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The Real Bob Dylan. He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota. He surfaced in Greenwich Village nearly twenty years later, with a name and past of his own invention. He went on to become the most influential-and elusive-culture hero of our time-the antenna of the age. This is the first full story of Bob Dylan. It comes from many sources. From those who have intimately known him through all his many changes. From figures like Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk. From Dylan himself. It's all here. The good. The bad. The gritty. And the great.

..."In the beginning was Scaduto," wrote Clinton Heylin at the start of own Dylan bioography. We'll never know the whole story of Minnesota's most noted mouth organist but Anthony Scaduto's
1971 book was the pioneering protrait of this legendarily elusive artist. Now, in a welcome reprint it's a real treat to read the still-classic Bobography, methodical and lean, Scaduto's style reflected his background as a New York crime reporter, with a "just the facts, ma'am" technique that built the right tension...
---New Musical Express

About the Author:

Anthony Scaduto is a professional writer and journalist, and a former feature writer for the New York Post who specialized in organized crime stories. His other books include biographies of Mick Jagger and Frank Sinatra.

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