On Wednesday Restored Version of No Direction Home Coming on Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday was a top story. Here is the recap: Backbeat Books will celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th birthday by publishing a restored edition of No Direction Home that will include 20,000 words edited from Ron Shelton's original manuscript. Here is the background info from the publisher:
New York Times music critic Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer first arrived in New York in 1961. His review of the 20-year-old Dylan's appearance at Gerde's Folk City that September launched the career of the man who changed the course of popular music. Shelton became Dylan's friend and champion and, later, his biographer with the release of No Direction Home, hailed as the definitive unauthorized biography of the moody, passionate genius and his world.
Dylan gave Shelton access to his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, whom no other journalist had ever interviewed in depth; to his brother, David; to childhood friends from Hibbing, Minn.; to fellow students and friends from Minneapolis; and to Suze Rotolo, the muse immortalized on the cover of Dylan's 1963 album Freewheelin'; among others. No Direction Home took 20 years to complete and was acclaimed as "thoughtful and compassionate" by Time and "vastly comprehensive and rather magnificent" by Washington Post Book World. It was also heavily edited prior to publication. - more on this story
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