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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

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Posted on May 23, 2011 in Travel News

Born in Duluth, Minnesota May 24, 1941 and moving to Hibbing in 1947, Bob Dylan’s search for Woody Guthrie brought him to New York, “the city that would come to shape my destiny,” he later said. Once safely ensconced in Greenwich Village, destiny and determination collided. At seventy and seemingly on a never ending tour, Dylan continues to travel the world, recently performing for the first time in China. The musical expedition continues.

Beginnings: the Iron Range of Minnesota, where it “was too cold to be bad.”

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“This particular afternoon, the venue was the Café Wha? on the corner of MacDougal and Minetta. When we arrived… playing harmonica was the scruffiest-looking fugitive from a cornfield I do believe I had ever seen,” said Dave Van Ronk.

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Formerly the very rundown Hotel Earle where Dylan occasionally stayed. Currently it is the very pricey Washington Square Hotel. Joan Baez recalled it was $12/night. “Now you’re smiling out the window of that crummy hotel over Washington Square,” sang Baez in "Diamonds and Rust."

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“Everywhere you went in the Village this young, restless, fidgeting kid seemed to be there,” said Liam Clancy.

"Every nite was a true high degree novel,” said Dylan himself, in 1963.

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