Dylan: Behind the Shades Clinton Heylin
Bob Dylan - icon, legend, poet, singer and songwriter - is now fifty years old. This book is a full-scale biography that covers the life and the music in full, and will also serve as a reference work for anyone interested in the whole of Dylan's carreer to date. It includes the last 25 years of his life - since he fell off his motorcycle in Woodstock - years that include his divorce, his religious conversion and some of his most extraordinary songs. This book follows the man and his music along an ever-changing road - from his Jewish upbringing and exposure to all kinds of popular music in Minnesota - through the New York era and the making of his youthful masterpieces - the retreat to Woodstock and marriage, followed by his triumphant return with two of his greatest albums.