Great new book: Bob Dylan in London: Troubadour Tales

London Calling (The Clash)

Performed by Bob Dylan at Brixton Academy, London, England – November 21, 2005.
Only first verse.


With an even flow of new Dylan books each year, at least 15 in 2020 and 17 in 2019, it’s hard to keep up.
Being a music fan who loves to visit places relevant to music history, the title of this book stirred some interest.
I’ve visited London many times during the last 30 years and checked off a lot “plaques” (and other spots) on my different bucket lists (music is not my only passion).
So did this book bring anything new to the table? Yes, indeed.

Book details

By: Jackie Lees (Author), K G Miles (Author), Julia Wytrazek (Illustrator)
Publisher : McNidder & Grace (4 Feb. 2021)
Language : English
129 pages

Layout

  • Foreword by Andrew Muir (author of several essential Dylan books)
  • Introduction
  • C1 – Folk clubs
  • C2 – 9 Tregunter Road
  • C3 – The May Fair
  • C4 – The Savoy
  • C5 – Savoy Steps
  • C6 – Royal Albert Hall
  • C7 – Earls Court & Blackbushe
  • C8 – Camden Town & Crouch End
  • Afterword
  • Locations list

Authors

Who should read this book?

This is a rather short book, so there is no excuse for any serious Dylan fan not to read it. The details around Dylan first visit to London late 1962/early 1963, will bring new and fascinating knowledge to most fans. If you like to travel, love London (who doesn’t?) and are into Bob Dylan, it’s a no-brainer. You’re next visit (when this horrible plague has ended) to London will be more meaningful & joyous with this book as a companion.

Also check out:
All London concerts with audio/video from 66 of them, 29 Dylan locations and google map.

 

The Best

  • Great “Foreword” from Andrew Muir
  • Chapter 1,2 & 8
  • Details about people Dylan met (especially Robert Graves & Martin Carthy)
  • Details about “Dylan locations” (Hotels, venues, etc)
  • List of “Dylan locations” in London (p.113-120)

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