Latest title from the world’s leading Bob Dylan historian that digs deep into the vaults to tell the definitive story of Bob Dylan’s – and rock music’s – finest moment: the highly confrontational 1965/66 world tour.
‘Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you’ve been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar?’ – Bob Dylan
In 1966 There Was… the sell-out tour to end all tours. Bob Dylan and the Hawks found themselves at the epicentre of a storm of controversy. Their response? To unleash a cavalcade of ferocity from Melbourne to Manchester, from Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall. For the first time, the full story can now be told from eye-witnesses galore; from timely reports, both mile wide and spot on; and from the participants themselves. And what better tour guide than Clinton Heylin, the esteemed Dylan biographer and one of the world’s leading rock historians. The price of admission? Thirty pieces of silver. The password? Play f***ing loud.‘British writer-historian Heylin is perhaps the world’s authority on all things Dylan.’ – Rolling Stone Clinton Heylin is renowned music biographer and cultural historian with over 20 books to his name, including titles on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Punk Rock. In 2014 he was nominated for the Deems Taylor ASCAP Award for his liner notes to the forty-seven-disc set Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection.
304 page Book with 16pp photo section.