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Item 5033 - Bob Dylan Hand-Annotated 1971 Interview Transcript (Tape #2, Second Correction) Catalog 596 (Nov 2020)

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Typed/photocopied transcript of part of Bob Dylan's interview with Tony Glover in March 1971, 36 pages, 8.5 x 11, annotated in black felt tip by Dylan: on many pages, Dylan strikes through passages and pens new thoughts as he revises his own story. Headed "Tape # 2 Transcript, (tape #1 inter-edited)," the upper right corner is annotated in black felt tip by Tony Glover, "BD, Second Correction." Also includes an original, uncorrected copy of the "Tape #1" transcript, which has been incorporated into this manuscript beginning on the fourth page. As this is the second correction, it is made up of several disparate parts: many pages are photocopied from the first correction (with previously made emendations printed as part of the copy), in addition to newly typed sections. Primarily using black felt tip, Dylan makes original corrections to about 19 pages—sometimes as simple as a small deletion, other times rewriting and changing his responses. Glover makes a few changes and corrections to the document as well.

Among the topics discussed here are his dislike of interviews ("They were mainly set up by the record company"), musical influences while growing up in Hibbing, his name change from Zimmerman to Dylan ("I wanted to become somebody new"), Jewish prejudice, actors he liked (James Dean "made a big impression"), traveling to New York and meeting Woody Guthrie, writing protest songs, his portrayal in the press, life in the American midwest compared to the coasts ("The midwest is like a casual hum"), the Ali-Frazier fight, the problem of fame versus freedom and going out to restaurants ("I'd rather eat at home"), drugs, going electric at Newport, and Little Richard ("It's like he's older, he's saving something, holding back"). In fine condition.

From the Tony Glover Collection.

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