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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 02:04 PM

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

Source: AP

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for $495,000.

Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidante, was sold Thursday to a bidder whose identity was not made public.

The collection included transcripts of Glover’s 1971 interviews with Dylan and letters the pair exchanged. 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.

Dylan, 79, was close with Glover, who died last year. The two men broke into music in the same Minneapolis coffeehouse scene. Glover’s widow, Cynthia Nadler, put the documents up for auction online.



FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 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. The items are among a trove of Dylan archives being auctioned in November 2020 by Boston-based R.R. Auction. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)


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Reply Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K (Original post)
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 02:17 PM

1. Horrible writing... this sentence needs some work....

Horrible writing... this sentence needs some work. I guess it's okay when headlines are ambiguous due to lack of space and character limits, but there's really no excuse for a syntactical maze like this:

Dylan, 79, was close with Glover, who died last year.


Instead: "Glover died last year and was friends with Dylan, who is now 79."

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:46 PM

4. I agree

Quickly skimming that, I vaguely wondered at first why it wasn't bigger news that Dylan was dead....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 02:56 PM

2. Unpublished lyrics

Same as with Prince's material--what's anyone else going to do with it?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 02:56 PM

3. Many don't know the Bob Dylan Archives...

are in Tulsa, OK



And also the Woody Guthrie Museum:

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:46 AM

5. Wait until he dies.

The value will increase by an order of magnitude.

-- Mal

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