Herb Lester / Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's New York

Herb Lester

Released: 14th May 2019

Small Guidebook / postcard set£12.00 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


The guide follows Dylan from his arrival in Manhattan on a freezing night in January 1961 through his rise to global stardom, via dingy clubs, coffee houses, recording studios, friends' apartments, photo-shoot locations and other key locales. It offers an insight into the early years of one of the greatest artists of the rock'n'roll era, and also into New York City at a time of extraordinary creativity.

Bob Dylan’s New York Revisited, 1961-1969 comes as a large-format map, with two postcards, packaged in a custom-made folder, it is litho-printed in the UK on sustainably sourced paper.

On a cold night in January 1961, Bob Dylan arrived in New York. Within hours, he talked his way into an impromptu set at the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. Tentative steps soon became giant ones as he evolved from an unscrubbed folkie into the reluctant voice of a generation.

Born and raised in Minnesota as Robert Zimmerman, it was only in New York that he completed his transformation into Bob Dylan, during the frenetic period this guide documents. The large-format annotated map includes 53 entries including apartments where he’d crash for a few nights, small clubs and bars at which he strummed and sang for change, scenes of first successes, locations of LP cover shoots, and much more.