Bob Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for 495,000 dollars


Transcripts of lost 1971 Bob Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for actress Barbra Streisand. Tags:

Bob Dylan (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
The reclusive Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2016 after giving the world “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’” and other anthems of the turbulent 1960s. Boston-based R.R. Glover’s widow, Cynthia Nadler, put the documents up for auction online. Included in the auctioned items were lyrics Dylan penned after visiting folk legend Woody Guthrie in May 1962. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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November 22, 2020 3:23:58 pm

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2016. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidante, was sold as individual lots Thursday, with a majority of the key pieces going to a bidder whose identity was not made public. The interviews reveal that Dylan had anti-Semitism on his mind when he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman, and that he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for Barbra Streisand.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Dylan, 79, was close with Glover, who died last year. The lines, never made public until last month, read:
“My eyes are cracked I think I been framed / I can’t seem to remember the sound of my name / What did he teach you I heard someone shout / Did he teach you to wheel & wind yourself out / Did he teach you to reveal, respect, and repent the blues / No Jack he taught me how to sleep in my shoes.”
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The collection included transcripts of Glover’s 1971 interviews with Dylan and letters the pair exchanged. (Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000. The two men broke into music in the same Minneapolis coffeehouse scene.