John Bauldie

Summary

John Bauldie was raised in the northern English town of Bolton. Throughout the seventies, alongside his work as a lecturer in English literature, he was an avid collector of rare and unreleased Bob Dylan recordings. In the eighties, he established The Telegraph, a popular quarterly journal of Dylan studies, which he edited from 1981 until his tragic death in 1996. He was a staff writer at Q magazine and Mojo, edited several books, and wrote the liner notes for Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 box set, for which he received a Grammy nomination.

Book:
The Chameloen Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self

Reviews

The Chameleon Poet Reviews

Articles

The Chameleon Poet Manuscript History

John Bauldie's lifelong friend, Bill Allison, reveals the provenence of the manuscript for The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan's Search For Self, a book published now for the first time, 40 years after it was written and 25 years after Bauldie's death.

A Route To Bob Dylan

Route’s Bob Dylan titles come from the pens of three pre-eminent Dylan writers: Michael Gray, John Bauldie and Clinton Heylin. All born and raised in North West England – The Wirral, Bolton and Manchester respectively – each have not only been key figures in furthering our understanding and appreciation of Dylan as an artist, but have been active participants in how Bob Dylan’s work has been presented to the world.

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