No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan

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Da Capo Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 573 pages
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Bob Dylan. Newsday . Robert Shelton wrote the rave review of Bob Dylan in the New York Times that is generally credited with being the piece that discovered him in 1961. Twenty-five years later, Shelton, who had followed Dylan's career faithfully, published No Direction Home . Here is the empathetic and rather magnificent ( Washington Post Book World ) story of Dylan, musician and phenomenon.
  

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Review: No Direction Home: The Life And Music Of Bob Dylan

User Review  - Rdurie - Goodreads

Overall I enjoyed reading this book about one of my favourite artists. The key to the book was the friendship and trust between Dylan and the author which enabled Shelton to have many one on one ... Read full review

Review: No Direction Home: The Life And Music Of Bob Dylan

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

It is still the Dylan bio which all other Dylan bio's are measured against. Shelton reviewed Dylan's first major NYC concert for the NY Times and became a friend. The book is well written, has great insights on Dylan's music, and lots of personal anecdotes of Dylan. Great Read. Read full review

Contents

DONT RAISE YOUR VOICE AROUND HERE
21
THE WRONG END OF THE MISSISSIPPI
62
TALKING GREENWICH VILLAGE BLUES
87
POSITIVELY 161 WEST FOURTH STREET
127
NOT A PUPPET LAUREATE
159
ROLL OVER GUTENBERG
209
SEVERAL SEASONS IN HELL
239
ORPHEUS PLUGS IN
266
RUNNING FREE
410
THUNDER HURRICANE AND HARD RAIN
450
BUSY BEING BORN AGAIN
476
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
499
COPYRIGHT CITATIONS AND NOTES TO TEXT
501
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
511
SONG INDEX
517
DISCOGRAPHY
547

INSIDE THE COLISEUM
305
ONE FOOT ON THE HIGHWAY
340
LISTENING TO THE SILENCE
373

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Robert Shelton (1926-95) wrote about music for the New York Times until the end of the '60s.

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