On the Road with Bob Dylan

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Three Rivers Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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“The War and Peace of Rock and Roll.” —Bob Dylan

In 1975, as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and On the Road with Bob Dylan is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America.

With the intimate detail of a diary, Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s mesmerizing description of the legendary tour both transports us to a celebrated period in rock history and provides us with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this extraordinary time. This reissue of the 1978 classic resonates more than ever as it chronicles one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed along for the ride. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess—from the backstage antics to impromptu jams—that made the tour a nearly mystical experience.

Complete with vintage photos and a new introduction by renowned Texas musician, mystery writer, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this is an unparalleled treat for Dylan fans old and new. Without question, On the Road with Bob Dylan is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour.

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Larry Sloman is a great writer. Makes you feel what it's like to be in that situation. Read full review

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User Review  - furious - Goodreads

an interesting account of life on the road with the Rolling Thunder Revue, from the perspective of the ultimate insider/outsider. i happen to be a big fan of Rolling Thunder era Dylan, so i kinda dug ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2002)

LARRY “RATSO” SLOMAN collaborated with Howard Stern on Private Parts and Miss America, and is the author of the Abbie Hoffman biography, Steal This Dream. He lives in New York City.

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