When Bob Dylan sold 6000 items from his personal archive this week, including handwritten lyrics, contracts and unseen concert films, he said, “I’m glad that my archives, which have been collected all these years, have finally found a home and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American Nations. To me it makes a lot of sense and it’s a great honor.”
A once-secret trove of songwriting diaries, letters and other documents belonging to Bob Dylan, one of the most notoriously private figures in pop music history, has been acquired by a consortium of institutions in Oklahoma, where the new Bob Dylan Archive will reside near that of his musical idol and mentor, Woody Guthrie. The bounty of…
Dylan is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to last year’s covers album Shadows In The Night. He is scheduled to tour Japan in April.
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