Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bob Dylan's Birthday

Allen Ginsberg, Roger McGuinn, Bob Dylan, and friends at Allen's East 12th Street apartment, October 15, 1975 - photo c. Gerard Malanga]

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan! Allen's hero, Bob Dylan. Revisit some of our previous Dylan posts,
starting with our last year's birthday-blast (well, of course, it just had to start with that video for Subterranean Homesick Blues!) - And check out our portfolio of these pictures of the two of them together - and then there's also the maverick compositions, composition one and composition two. Regretfully, we can no longer show you Renaldo and Clara (tho' we can tell you a few things about it).
Here's a link to Sean Wilentz's important essay, "Bob Dylan, The Beat Generation and Allen Ginsberg's America".
For all your other Dylan needs (well, at least a good many of them), we enthusiastically send you off to the incomparable Expecting Rain.
[Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, outside of Albert Grossman's house in Woodstock, 1964 - photo by Douglas Gilbert]


  1. Happy birthday Bob!
    He helped me to open the door which'd been always there before me but I couldn't have seen.

  2. I wish I was in Hibbing, Minn.
    Happy Birthday Bob Zimmerman
    from the gang at World Alliance of Word Affiliates