Who Is That Man?

Who Is That Man?

In Search of the Real Bob Dylan

eBook - 2012
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As an artist Bob Dylan has been a major force for half a century. As a musical influence he is without equal. Yet as a man he has always acted like an outlaw on the run, constantly seeking to cover his tracks by confounding investigators with a dizzying array of aliases, impersonations, tall tales and downright lies. David Dalton presents Dylan's extraordinary life in such a way that his subject's techniques for hiding in full sight are gradually exposed for what they are, Despite the changing images, the spiritual body swerves, the manipulative nature and the occasionally baffling lurches between making sublime music and self-indulgent whimsy, the real Bob Dylan has never been more visible. Among the eyewitnesses cited are Marianne Faithful, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman, Nat Hentoff, Suze Rotolo and many more. Yet in the end it is Dalton's impressive ability to find revealing patterns in Dylan's multiple disguises that reveals more than we ever expected to learn about the real man behind the Dylan legend.
Publisher: Chester, NY :, Music Sales Limited,, 2012
ISBN: 9780857127792
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Askews and Holts Library Services


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Nov 16, 2016

A well written and very interesting take on my favorite artist. It covers his career very well, and I was surprised that the albums that spoke to me were identified as high points in a very long
productive career. I was also surprised at the well rounded approach to his career from the
amphetamine fuelled early days to his quieter later years. A good book about a great artist.

rocknrollphilip Feb 19, 2013

Regarding page 45, paragraph 3: Has the author never heard of The Dead Weather?, Yelawolf & Jewelz Santana?, Guns 'n' Roses?, Jimi Hendrix?, Rod Stewart?, Bryan Ferry?, The Byrds?, Dion?, The Young Rascals?, Johnny Winter?, Linda Ronstadt?, Peter, Paul and Mary?, Joan Baez?, Richie Havens?, Cat Power?, John Doe?, Mira Billote?, Charlotte Gainsbourg?, The Black Keys?, to name just SOME of the artists who "can cover his songs?"

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