Michael Gray


Michael Gray is a critic & public speaker. He pioneered the serious study of Dylan’s work with Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan, 1972, the first such critical book. Born in 1946, he grew up on Merseyside and studied History & English Literature at York University, where he interviewed British historian A.J.P. Taylor and chatted with visiting American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. His books include the massively updated Song & Dance Man III (1999), The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (2006), and Hand Me My Travelin’ Shoes: In Search Of Blind Willie McTell (2007). He is married to the food-writer Sarah Beattie and has lived in southwest France since 2008. His website is www.michaelgray.net

Book: Outtakes On Bob Dylan: Selected Writings 1967-2021



Outtakes On Bob Dylan Reviews


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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