Performing artist: the music of Bob Dylan, Volume 1; Volumes 1960-1973
Rock & roll historian & Dylan critic Paul Williams (the founder of CRAWDADDY!, the first American rock music magazine) examines & explores Dylan's accomplishment on stage & in the studio. All of Dylan's recorded performances are evaluated. Discography, filmography, bibliography, extensive index, photographs, 320 pages. "A gem of a book."-Sam Shephard. "Paul Williams's PERFORMING ARTIST historicises Dylan's genius of American tongue."-Allen Ginsberg. "It's about time someone took a look at Dylan the performer."-Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead. "Paul Williams is the best writer around today whose subject is rock & roll."-ROLLING STONE. "Williams is the pioneer of modern rock journalism."-Twilight Zone. "Alert, thoughtful, & ever-questioning, Williams is one of the architects of serious rock criticism."-LIBRARY JOURNAL. "A major talent."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. '"This wonderful book makes you want to dig out every Dylan tape you have & listen to them as you read."-Backstreets. "PERFORMING ARTIST should be the only Dylan book that matters."-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. "Endlessly rewarding"-Ben Fong-Torres. "Anything Paul Williams writes about Bob Dylan is worth reading. PERFORMING ARTIST immediately enters the canon as one of the few necessary books on Bob Dylan."-Jonathan Cott, ROLLING STONE.
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A long-time chronicler of the rock music scene, Williams is the founder of Crawdaddy! , the first rock music magazine, and author of over a dozen books, including Dylan: What Happened? (1979) about ... Read full review