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  • BOB DYLAN LINKS

  • SONY/Columbia's Official Bob Dylan Site -- A MUST!!!

  • Links to other Dylan pages (Bill Pagel's "Boblinks")

  • Jim Roemer's "Book of Bob" (a basically complete collection of Dylan's lyrics)

  • Seth Kulick's 'Roots' site (roots of Bob's own compositions)


  • MY OTHER SITES:

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  • HISTORY IN SONG
  • WOODY GUTHRIE
  • DOC WATSON
  • JANIS JOPLIN
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    CAFÉ WHA?

    115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY


    Bob Dylan, Karen Dalton, and Fred Neil at the Café Wha?, February 1961


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    When Dylan first arrived in New York City on Tuesday, January 24, 1961, he caught a subway down to Greenwich Village and blew into the Café Wha? in a flurry of snowflakes... Dylan asked the owner, Manny Roth, if he could perform -- and he did, playing a short set of Woody Guthrie songs. In the following weeks, Dylan would appear occasionally at the coffeehouse, playing harmonica... behind Mark Spoelstra and Fred Neil...

    John Bauldie, Positively 4th Street Revisited, Q, No. 104, May 1995, p. 56.


    DAVID BARRY:
    In the Village I played with Mark Spoelstra, Fred Neil, Bob Dylan, and Lisa Kindred. We hung out at the "Café Wha?" It was a grubby, awful scene there.... We were all treated like shit.... Although Dylan could neither sing or play the guitar, he clearly had something on stage that none of the rest of us did. He could entertain... When he got a job at Gerde's for $90.00 a week it was big news.

    Eric von Schmidt and Jim Rooney, Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, Garden City, 1979, p. 125.


    Bob Dylan on performing at the Café Wha?...

    Bert Kleinman Interview, 1984
    (RealAudio, 924 KB)


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