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Bob Dylan still going strong at 80

Robert Zimmerman — Elston Gunn — Bob Dylan: What’s in a name?

Image of Bob Dylan on stage singing and playing a Fender Stratocaster
Bob Dylan at Massey Hall, Toronto April 1980 — Image by Jean-Luc Ourlin CC BY-SA2.0 via Wikimedia

Robert Zimmerman doesn’t sound very rock and roll. Elston Gunn: now that’s far out for 1959. Bob Dylan. That’s a cool name. Much better.

Booed, slow-hand-clapped and called ‘Judas’ by fans at a concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England on 17 May 1965, Bob Dylan…

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David Acaster

David Acaster

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British, retired, loves reptiles & amphibians, keen on history, steam locomotives, travel, real ale and still trying to master that Fender Stratocaster.