Thursday, March 3

Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

"TULSA, Okla. — For years, Bob Dylan scholars have whispered about a tiny notebook, seen by only a few, in which the master labored over the lyrics to his classic 1975 album 'Blood on the Tracks.' Rolling Stone once called it 'the Maltese Falcon of Dylanology' for its promise as an interpretive key. But that notebook, it turns out, is part of a trinity. Sitting in climate-controlled storage in a museum here are two more 'Blood on the Tracks' notebooks — unknown to anyone outside of Mr. Dylan’s closest circle — whose pages of microscopic script reveal even more about how Mr. Dylan wrote some of his most famous songs. There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive. It is now revealed that he did keep a private trove of his work, dating back to his earliest days as an artist, including lyrics, correspondence, recordings, films and photographs. ..."
NY Times
WSJ: Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive Heads to Tulsa (Video)
Pitchfork: Bob Dylan Secret Archives to Be Displayed in Tulsa (Video)