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The Day Bob Dylan Was Exposed

In honor of his 80th, a story about a day that changed his world

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Photo by pixabay

When Bob Dylan was a young musician trying to make it in New York, a tough music critic literally got in his face. It was in some bar where he was playing. The critic came up to him and told him: “You are a fake. You are never going to be Woody Guthrie so just stop it.”

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Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.