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BOB DYLAN LINKS
Official Bob Dylan Site
Links to other Dylan
(Bill Pagel's "Boblinks")
Jim Roemer's "Book of Bob"
complete collection of Dylan's lyrics)
Seth Kulick's 'Roots'
(roots of Bob's own compositions)
MY OTHER SITES:
HISTORY IN SONG
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Regular hangout for Dylan in the 1970s where he attended sets of Logan English, John Prine, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Bob Neuwirth, and Patti Smith.
The Bitter End was slicker than Folk City and the Gaslight and it hired more established acts. As Emmylou Harris recalls, "You had to be a big name just to get third billing there."
Robbie Woliver, Hoot! -- A 25-Year History of the Greenwich Village Music Scene, New York, 1986, p. 138.
It was where Peter, Paul and Mary got started, and it was a whole new concept in clubs. It had bare brick walls, a stage large enough for several people to stand on, more than one microphone.... It was definitely showbusiness. You had to have an act to play there.... I didn't have an act, but it was Hoot night.... Theo Bikel was running the Hoot, and the place was jammed -- a little too jammed for me....
There was a good old, down-and-outers bar next door..., so I went in. I sat down at the bar, and who should be sitting there but Bob Dylan. We remembered each other and started talking.... It turned out that Hank Williams was someone we both loved.... I mentioned that I'd already been next door, but that it was crowded. He said, "Let's go. They'll let us sing a couple of songs."
So we went in and waited until Theo Bikel came back where the performers were warming up, and Bob told him that we wanted to play. "I'm sorry, boys, but we're already behind and we can't put anymore on tonight."... Dylan just sat down, took the guitar, and started to play right there in the middle of this back hall area with people walking around us. Pretty soon we had a good crowd back there....
Eric von Schmidt and Jim Rooney, Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, Garden City, 1979, pp. 129-130.
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