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More than 400 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of Hibbing right through to finding Jesus – with first-hand accounts of seeing him live from the smallest of venues to festivals and arenas.
From early recording sessions through the 1966 tour; from the rural seclusion of Woodstock to turning gospel this book reveals a contemporary view of the younger Dylan. This book follows Dylan through those who knew, worked with and saw him and offers a unique perspective on the man and the times.
Fans, friends and colleagues who were there take you back to an amazing era with personal photographs, memorabilia, fascinating anecdotes, and stories that have never been published before.
About the author:
Neil Cossar, a former musician, was the guitarist in the late 70’s – 80’s group The Cheaters, (who signed to Parlophone Records, but never troubled the charts). Continually gigging in 1982, were awarded ‘Hardest working band of the year’ by BBC Radio 1 after playing 321 gigs and recording an album in 365 days!
During the 90’s Neil worked as a radio DJ in Manchester, England presenting a late night show which featured countless ‘new acts’ in session including Radiohead, Blur, The Charlatans, Lenny Kravitz, PJ Harvey, The Cranberries and Tori Amos. He also runs a PR company with his partner Liz Sanchez – their clients have included – Def Leppard, INXS, Joan Baez, Glen Campbell, Jean Michel Jarre, Natalie Imbruglia, The Hollies, Feist, The Stranglers, Barenaked Ladies and UB40.