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SW’s Daily Beast review of Bob Dylan’s NYC Thanksgiving week shows at Terminal 5 appears at http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-27/bob-dylan-concerts-at-terminal-5/

Today, SW dropped into the NPR West studio for a long-distance conversation with Terry Gross that covered the Tea Party, Bob Dylan in America, and various other topics, including “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues.” It will broadcast tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13; check your local National Public Radio listings for time and station. UPDATE: Here, if [...]

IN 1972, the administration of President Richard M. Nixon launched efforts to deport John Lennon, who had taken up residence in the United States.  Nixon feared that Lennon’s radical activities against America’s military engagement  in Vietnam might lead to a mass mobilization of young voters that would in turn  cost Nixon victory in that year’s [...]

From SW: It seems like years and not a little over a week since the Colbert broadcast, all a blur amid the hectic pace of book touring and moving coast-to-coast.  My deep thanks, here, to everyone who has had such nice things to say about Bob Dylan in America.  With a brief break in the [...]

With another weekend arrived — and with a break from interviewing, sifting the reviews, and other attendant book launch clamor — here’s a historic clip from Newport in 1964, my favorite performance of one of my favorite songs. The poetics of a thunderstorm.

Joe Scarborough uncovers an interesting piece of Dylan’s history coinciding with the early days of Mr. Wilentz himself. Click below for the video: http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/author-on-bob-dylan-in-america/652e32h?from=sharepermalink

Following up the New Yorker’s posting of Chapter 2, here are some additional video features on Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, and the Beats, as featured on the Dylan Extras page of www.seanwilentz.com

The New Yorker has posted Chapter Two, “Penetrating Aether: The Beat Generation and Allen Ginsberg’s America,” in its entirety as well as Q&A: An interview of Sean Wilentz by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross

For those who’ve not yet seen it, a snippet of the backstage scene during the historic 1966 tour of Britain and Europe, from the footage shot by D.A. Pennebaker. Dylan and the boys are perturbed by the audiences’ booing of the electric set, but less so than they are by the wildly exaggerated accounts of [...]

One of the most striking lines in “Stuck Inside of Mobile (With the Memphis Blues Again)” on Blonde on Blonde runs: “all the railroad men just drink up your blood like wine.” Whether consciously of not, Dylan was rephrasing a line from “I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground,” by the North Carolina [...]

Readers of a certain age will remember the original version of the television game show, “To Tell the Truth,” first broadcast by CBS in 1956, and hosted by Bud Collyer. Younger readers may recall later incarnations of the show. At about the time Dylan shocked some of his folk music fans by playing an electric [...]

Dylan’s deep personal and artistic friendship with Johnny Cash is well known to music fans. So is his love for the work of Jimmie Rodgers, The Singing Brakeman from Meridian, Mississippi, sometimes called the father of country music. Everybody loves Louis Armstrong; Dylan aired no fewer than six Armstrong records in the first season of [...]