Cache of Bob Dylan letters, unpublished lyrics promote for $495K
A treasure trove of memorabilia associated to Bob Dylan, together with interviews from 1971 that reveal he wrote “Lay Woman Lay” for Barbra Streisand, introduced in a complete of $495,000 at public sale this week.
The stash included unpublished lyrics, private letters, interview tapes and images, from the private assortment of Tony Glover, a famend harmonica participant and longtime buddy of Dylan. Glover died final yr.
Glover’s widow, Cynthia Nadler, discovered the gadgets of their St. Paul, Minnesota, house after he died, and initially thought it was junk, however when she began going by means of the papers, realized the curiosity it could generate, in accordance with Smithsonian Journal.
Dylan, 79, and Glover broke into the Minneapolis music scene collectively within the Sixties and remained mates for many years. Many letters they exchanged through the years had been a part of the supplies auctioned off.
The 1971 interviews, performed for a never-published journal story, reveal anti-Semitism was a part of Dylan’s pondering when he modified his identify from Robert Zimmerman. “Lots of people are beneath the impression that Jews are simply cash lenders and retailers,” mentioned Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Included within the auctioned gadgets had been never-published lyrics Dylan penned after visiting folks legend Woody Guthrie in Might 1962, the Related Press reported. They learn: “My eyes are cracked I believe I been framed / I can’t appear to recollect the sound of my identify / What did he train you I heard somebody shout / Did he train you to wheel & wind your self out / Did he train you to disclose, respect, and repent the blues / No Jack he taught me the right way to sleep in my footwear.”
Glover additionally stored a bunch of different gadgets he collected from musicians whose paths crossed his. Among the many different gadgets bought within the public sale had been a guide of poetry signed by the Doorways’ Jim Morrison, a shirt worn onstage by Bob Marley, a signed letter from John Lennon and Yoko Ono and different objects linked to literary and musical luminaries like Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith and former Dylan girlfriend Joan Baez.
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