Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
It was in late 1961, photographer Ted Russell recalls, that he first heard about an “up-and-coming young fellow who was coming out with his first album.” A freelance photographer on the lookout for good subjects, Russell was intrigued by a rave review from The New York Times of the raw-voiced folk singer. Russell’s subject was a twenty-year-old Bob Dylan, a young folk singer whom nobody knew, and Russell photographed Dylan in 1962.
Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964 is a window into the singer/songwriter who would go on to become one of America’s greatest musical treasures: the book contains photos Dylan in his tiny Greenwich Village apartment, writing and practicing; snuggling with girlfriend Suze Rotolo, who later makes an visually iconic appearance on the cover of Dylan’s album Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; and performing at celebrated folk club Gerde’s.
Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964 is an important chronicle of the days just prior to Bob Dylan’s celebrity, and is the perfect gift for both Dylan and rock history fans.
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Ted Russell is an American photographer and photojournalist whose work has appeared on the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, and New York magazines, to name only a few. Donovan is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter best known for his hit songs Catch the Wind, Sunshine Superman, and Mellow Yellow. In 2012, Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chris Murray is a writer and founder of Govinda Gallery, which represents some of the best rock music-related fine art photography and photographers in the world.