Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road by Jacob Maymudes, Victor Maymudes PDF

By Jacob Maymudes, Victor Maymudes

Author note: Cowritten and Edited by means of Jacob Maymudes

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August 2014 marks 50 years seeing that Bob Dylan published his fourth album, Another facet of Bob Dylan. Recorded in a single evening, in the course of a turbulent 12 months in his lifestyles, the track marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious people songs and started his evolution towards different directions.

During the years they spent jointly, few humans open air of Dylan's speedy kinfolk have been nearer than Victor Maymudes, who used to be Dylan's travel supervisor, own buddy, and traveling better half from the early days in Sixties Greenwich Village in the course of the past due 90's. Another facet of Bob Dylan recounts landmark occasions together with Dylan's notorious bike crash; assembly the Beatles on their first US journey; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow tourists Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The touring Wilburys, and extra; memorable concert events, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.

On January twenty sixth, 2001, after recording greater than 24 hours of taped stories in instruction for penning this booklet, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the publication, utilizing the tapes to form the tale. the result's a shiny, first-hand account of Dylan as an artist, pal, and star, illustrated with never-before-seen photos, and informed by means of an enticing raconteur who minimize his personal swathe in the course of the turbulent counterculture.

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I remember seeing Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show one Sunday night in 1957 and going wild. He sang “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Love Me Tender,” and I was completely blown away. Even though he was only shown from the waist up because of complaints about the sexual nature of the way “Elvis the Pelvis” danced, I’d never seen anybody move like that before. Soon afterward, there came a flood of music called rock and roll, and I knew right away that this was for me. Something about it really made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

I took unbelievably good care of that guitar. Everything else had been a hand-me-down from Jerry; his clothes, his shoes, even his old bike. This was the first possession I had that was mine and mine alone. Music was the only thing I was better at than Jerry. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM Page 20 20 • D o n F e l d e r about manage a couple of chords on the piano. It was also the only activity my father positively encouraged me in. The double incentive of pleasing Dad and being better at something than my brother was enough to make me want to do it real bad.

As the Maundy Quintet increased in stature, so the bookings became more and more frequent. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM Page 37 H E AV E N a n d H E L L or Saturday night fraternity party or a high school prom, which was probably more than my dad was making in a week. He’d have been really hurt if he’d known, or put it down as a flash in the pan. At least I was keeping busy—and what else was I going to do? Get a job working at Koppers? That wasn’t going to happen. Those frat parties were wild. It was just like Animal House, with everyone drunk out of their minds.

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