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A Route To Bob Dylan

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.

The Chameleon Poet Manuscript History

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.

The Recording of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks

The Recording of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks

A brief overview of 4 days in a New York recording studio in September 1974 when Bob Dylan commenced work on his masterpiece album, Blood on the Tracks. The full story of these sessions, take by take, is told in leading Dylan historian Clinton Heylin’s monograph No One Else Could Play That Tune: The Making Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece.

Have A Bleedin Guess Features

Have A Bleedin Guess Features

A list of features, interviews, videos and audio clips related to Paul Hanley’s book Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour.

Recording Blood on the Tracks – First Takes

Recording Blood on the Tracks – First Takes

EXTRACT: Bob Dylan’s first takes for the New York recording sessions for his masterpiece Blood on the Tracks. Extracted from Clinton Heylin’s monograph ‘No One Else Could Play That Tune’.

Bob Dylan’s Lost Blood on the Tracks Guitar

Bob Dylan’s Lost Blood on the Tracks Guitar

EXTRACT: Bob Dylan had written the songs that would appear on the album Blood on the Tracks on his trusted Martin guitar, only for it to be stolen from his van before the recording. Bob turned up at Rowan’s place looking to find a replacement Martin, and while he was there, treated Rowan to a performance of the new songs. In this extract from Clinton Heylin’s monograph No One Else Could Play That Tune, Rowan recounts his amusement of the occasion.

Bob Dylan 1966 London Press Conference

Bob Dylan 1966 London Press Conference

EXTRACT: Already weary from a confrontational world tour, and beyond tired of the media circus, Bob Dylan held a press conference on 3rd May 1966 shortly after he arrived in London in advance of the British leg of his tour. It did nothing to calm the growing hostility towards the artist. This extract from Clinton Heylin’s book JUDAS! paints a picture of how it went.

About The Beer Book

About The Beer Book

A note from Ian Clayton about his book It’s The Beer Talking: Adventures in Public Houses

Prelude | A Coat of Many Colours

Prelude | A Coat of Many Colours

Clinton Heylin’s prelude to ‘What We Did Instead of Holidays: A History of Fairport Convention and It’s Extended Folk-Rock Family’

Haunted by Teen Spirits

Haunted by Teen Spirits

‘HAVE you ever wondered what it would be like to go back to your teenage years? To your first love? Close friends? Not just as an idle thought, but to really immerse yourself in those years, actually talk to those people and see whether their memories match yours?’

Janet Watson writes about revisiting her youth in researching her memoir ‘Nothing Ever Happens in Wentbridge’

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