BOB DYLAN, PLUGGING IN, 1965-66; PHOTO ESSAY #2 (2018): Getting that wild mercury sound

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BOB DYLAN, PLUGGING IN, 1965-66; PHOTO ESSAY #2 (2018): Getting that wild mercury sound

Although there were no photographers and phone photos allowed at the recent Bob Dylan concert in Auckland, the promoters and Dylan's management provided images to the media to cover any articles written.

Unfortunately none of them were of much visual relevance because they were not recent. (A selection came from 2009).

But there such an interesting series of images of the very young Dylan -- just into his 20s when he was the emerging folksinger and soon to be the "spokesman for a generation" -- which we posted here.

And . . .

These images from that remarkable period when he electrified his music and the world.

These are terrific images so it seems a shame to let them go unused.

So here we present a kind of photo essay of Bob Dylan when he was carving a new path.

We will also post another series of shots of Dylan when it all came to a grinding halt and he retreated from the frontline and headed into the country for another remarkable reinvention.

For more on Bob Dylan at Elsewhere start here. Our review of the 2018 Auckland concert is here

(All images used with permission, the header and final images are by Jerry Schatzberg, others as noted)

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The following image by Don Hunstein 

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The following image by Don Hunstein

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The following image by Don Hunstein

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Following photo by Daniel Kramer

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Following photo by DA Pennebaker 

 

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Following photo by Jerry Schatzberg 

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