Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan

Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan

Howard Sounes / Sep 17, 2019

Down the Highway The Life of Bob Dylan Based on three years of research new documentary evidence and interviews with of Dylan s intimates many exclusive Down the Highway has gone beyond the scope of other accounts to become the most

  • Title: Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan
  • Author: Howard Sounes
  • ISBN: 9780802138910
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Based on three years of research, new documentary evidence, and interviews with 250 of Dylan s intimates many exclusive Down the Highway has gone beyond the scope of other accounts to become the most complete, authoritative biography of Bob Dylan now in print It was praised by The Orlando Sentinel for the insights it offers to Dylan at work from young upstart tBased on three years of research, new documentary evidence, and interviews with 250 of Dylan s intimates many exclusive Down the Highway has gone beyond the scope of other accounts to become the most complete, authoritative biography of Bob Dylan now in print It was praised by The Orlando Sentinel for the insights it offers to Dylan at work from young upstart to grand old man of rock n roll Sounes s prodigious research has resulted in new insights on every aspect of Dylan s life His is the only biography to seriously address the past twenty years of Dylan s life, leading up to the extraordinary recent releases Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft He has obtained exclusive information to provide the clearest picture yet of Dylan s 1966 motorcycle accident and subsequent lost years in Woodstock, New York, and he uncovered the star s unknown second marriage He gives inside accounts of the tours, the creation of every album and the most celebrated songs, Dylan s labyrinthine love life, his life threatening heart illness in 1997, and directly from interviews with girlfriends, family, friends, producers, concert promoters, and fellow musicians Candid, refreshing, and written with a sincere appreciation of Dylan s music and influence, Down the Highway is an essential book for the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan s music over the years Dylan comes alive Sounes has added a wealth of new information to Dylan studies Perry Meisel, The New York Times Book Review Fascinating and finely written Ronald Radosh, The New Republic Convincing generates sympathy for an isolated artist Daniel Cooper, The Washington Post Book World Sounes opens new angles on the enigmatic polyhedron that is Dylan Monumental Gene Santoro, The Nation A portrait of Mr Dylan that is often unflattering, sometimes puzzling, but, to the author s credit, never sensational Al Brumley, The Dallas Morning News Engrossing fast moving yet rich in detail Down the Highway chronicles a remarkable and contradictory artist Carlo Wolff, The Kansas City Star This fast paced book has a fine interest in details and is rich with the observations of new witnesses Sheri Linden, Variety Irresistible What Dylanphile wouldn t want to sift through what Sounes has dug up Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press

    Down The Highway The Official Bob Dylan Site Well, I m walkin down the highway With my suitcase in my hand Yes, I m walkin down the highway With my suitcase in my hand Lord, I really miss my baby She s in some far off land Well, your streets are gettin empty Lord, your highway s gettin filled And your streets are gettin empty And your highway Down the Highway The Life of Bob Dylan Howard Sounes Candid and refreshing, Down the Highway is a sincere tribute to Dylan s seminal place in postwar American cultural history, and remains an essential book for the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan s music over the years. Down the Highway The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes Apr , Based on three years of research, new documentary evidence, and interviews with of Dylan s intimates many exclusive Down the Highway has gone beyond the scope of other accounts to become the most complete, authoritative biography of Bob Dylan now in print. Down the Highway Down the Highway is a compilation album by American singer songwriter Jim Croce, released in on Lifesong Records as LS Track listing edit All tracks composed by Bob Dylan Down the Highway Lyrics Genius Lyrics About Down the Highway Unreviewed A twelve bar blues about a soul searching and risk taking wanderer with references to Suze Rotolo and some geographical ones which help to contextualize B T O, Rollin Down the Highway YouTube Jan , BachmanTurner Overdrive Great Canadian Band, BTO, Rollin Down the Highway Turner Bachman Hear this song in my cadillac video at Down the Highway The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes Candid and refreshing, Down the Highway is a sincere tribute to Dylan s seminal place in postwar American cultural history, and remains an essential book for the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan s music over the years. Down the Highway Interviewing the Influential Artists The energetic and indomitable Kim Shattuck is the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Muffs Growing up in Orange County, Shattuck has consistently lived in Southern Roll On Down The Highway lyrics Song Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics to Roll On Down The Highway song by B.T.O Bachman Turner Overdrive We rented a truck and a semi to go Travel down the long and the winding road Look on the map, I thin Bachman Turner Overdrive Roll On Down The Highway Lyrics to Roll On Down The Highway by Bachman Turner Overdrive We rented a truck and a semi to go Travel down the long and the winding road Look on the Top Songs Let it roll down the highway Roll, roll, roll Photos Down the highway Let it roll down the highway Roll, roll, roll Let it roll down the highway Let it roll down the

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    1. This is a big book so it seems not much can be missing from it. The range of information contained in this book includes Dylan's second marriage and love child, his illness, his finances, court cases, his various residences, relationships, family, and idiosyncratic behavior that ranged being a loner to sexually promiscuous, sensitive to indifferent. And of course his professional career of composing songs, writing lyrics and performance are also thoroughly covered by the book.The book contains n [...]


    2. I enjoyed reading "Down the Highway" not because it is a well-written book (it isn't) and not because Howard Sounes has any insights into the music of Bob Dylan (he doesn't). I enjoyed the book because this is the first biography of the man that gives the reader a feel for what it's like being Bob Dylan on a day-to-day, year-to-year basis. The three years of research that went into the biography focused more on "digging the dirt" on Dylan rather than Clinton Heylin's (much better executed) book [...]


    3. This is possibly my all-time favorite Dylan bio.It's gossipy and deliciously so: how many children by how many different women do you think Bob has?Why did Bob Dylan start his own publishing company (Dwarf Music) in January of 1966 and how did he come to name it "Dwarf"?How many roads must a man walk down before he finds out what price you have to pay to get out of going through all "these things" twice?After reading this you'll find yourself unable to declare in regards to Bob Dylan: nothing wa [...]


    4. The writer did a great job covering the beginning of Bob's life and fame, but at about the mid 70's he started losing his touch - or the book just got annoying. Yes, there's a lot of information, lots of 'I was with Bob so many years, so I will comment about this' stuff, but it lacks feeling. Where's Dylan the Joker? where's the poetry? Howard Sounes describes the many loves of Bob without any feelings - sometimes I felt as if I was reading a big guest book of Dylan's lovelife, just names and da [...]


    5. This book is for you if you care more about the tabloid biography, if you care, for instance, more about the women Dylan has bedded than the actual life events and experiences that inspired the artistic output of a master songwriter. You probably should pass on this book if you value the accuracy of little details like the ACTUAL setlist to his seminal Newport "Dylan-goes-electric" show. Sure he did play 'Mr. Tambourine Man' but isn't it more important that he came back onstage and played 'It's [...]


    6. This was a pretty good biography on Dylan and the first one I read on our 20th century bard. While the bio by Heylin is more detailed overall, there are some interesting stories in here about Dylan when he was growing up that did not appear in Behind the Shades. Sounes is also a lot less arrogant than Heylin but Heylin is undoubtedly a better biographer (even though I wish he would stop being so subjective in his analysis of Bob's albums). This is a good place to start if you want to find about [...]


    7. After reading this, I feel very sorry for Mr.Dylan. He may be blessed with talent and money/property but it does not seem to have brought him happiness. He appears to be a very private person. The author does not appear to have interviewed either Mr. Dylan or his immediate family and is on the outside looking into a very complicated individual. But then, great artists are usually complicated. The respect this author has for Mr. Dylan's music is profound and that comes through loud and clear. Jus [...]


    8. Things have changedNunca había leído una biografía, esta me cayó de regalo de una amiga intermitente, y no pude decirle que no. Sí había leído autobiografías: una de Pinti cuando todavía sus chistes me causaban gracia, la Verdad Tropical de Caetano Veloso y justamente la geniales "Crónicas 1" del propio Dylan.Es raro el género biográfico. Es un texto del que se sabe cómo termina, y está claro que si un escritor elige retratar a alguien es porque en el fondo hay cierta admiración, [...]


    9. When I saw this book on the bookstore I didn't really know why but I knew I had to buy this book, it was some kind of an instinct, I guess. At that time the only thing I knew about Bob Dylan was - he had writtenKnocking on Heaven's door. But now, after finishing this book I feel like I know everything about this great man/artist.I thought the story was brilliant. I am amazed by how the author could write all of this information without contacting Bob Dylan himself but, damn, he had access to a l [...]


    10. Esta biografía del reciente Nobel llega hasta principios de los 2000. No tiene ni mucho menos la profundidad de la de Robert Shelton, pero mete de lleno al lector en la vida privada de Dylan. Y la verdad es que el de Duluth no sale muy bien parado: mentiroso, infantil, oportunista, politoxicómano, tacaño, frío, promiscuo, inseguro, manipulador, excéntrico, grosero En fin, un dechado de virtudes. Este libro sirve para conocer a todas sus novias, ligues y esposas, su costoso divorcio de Sara, [...]



    11. Yesterday I was helping my daughter move and in the new place there was a Dylan LP Cover already on the wall. I am two months older than Bod Dylan so I share his music and in the book their is a discussion about a coffee house on Broadway in Santa Monica where I grew up and the juke box has Sahoboom by the Cords on it which was my favorite song in junior high, there are several reference to James Dean and Rebel without a cause which was filmed at Samohi the high school in Santa Monica.


    12. i don't know why i read the biography of bob dylan or named my goldfish bob dylan or used this book cover as a reference to paint bob dylan's portrait onto a stool


    13. Es neatceros, kad pēdējo reizi kādu grāmatu lasīju ilgāk par mēnesi un vai vispār kādreiz manā dzīvē tā ir noticis, bet ar šo Hovarda Sounsa biogrāfiju "Uz autostrādes. Bobs Dilans." tā sanāca. Autors ir ieguldījis milzīgu darbu, apkopodams visdažādākajos izdevumos atrodamās dokumentālās liecības par mūziķa Boba Dilana dzīvi, bet, pirmkārt, pats mākslinieks tajā nav ticis iesaistīts, un, otrkārt, šī grāmata vairāk piemērota akadēmiskiem mērķiem nekā ie [...]


    14. I recommend this book to the serious Dylan fan. In Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, Howard Sounes manages to capture Bob Dylan’s poetic and musical genius, from an unknown singer imitating Woodie Guthrie to multimillionaire recluse while leaving one wondering who the man is. Even with all the research, one gets the feeling of standing outside looking in. Perhaps we have to chalk that up to the nature of a subject who strove from the early sixties on to obfuscate his background and moti [...]


    15. This was meant to be the definitive biography of Bob Dylan to mark his 60th birthday in 2001. In the years since, as he hit his 70th year and beyond, it still stands as an extremely well-researched and insightful look at a man who has done his best to remain mysterious and elusive as a celebrity, while keeping his private life shrouded in almost total secrecy.*For more than half a century Dylan’s songs have been listened to, shared, studied and analyzed as if they were micro-insights into the [...]


    16. Down the Highway distinguishes itself from the hundredweight of Dylan biographies available on the market.This is because Sounes somehow managed to get the greatest number of first hand accounts from childhood friends, early lovers, allies and enemies from his formative years in Hibbing, Dinkeytown and Greenwich Village, at the same time doing the exhaustive "births deaths and marriages" paper chase which helped him to uncover some long-held secrets about his private life.His biggest journalisti [...]


    17. Sounes is a journalist turned biographer who writes serviceable prose and provides a balanced, if not insightful, survey of Dylan’s personal and professional lives. He boasts some new discoveries, marriage and birth date information for wives and children, that don’t add to whatever understanding the reader may have of Dylan from his work and the half century of media coverage he has garnered. Dylan is aloof and intensely private. Sounes conducted a number of interviews but none with Dylan h [...]


    18. I really liked Sounes's bio of Bukowski and I have been a big Dylan follower since I was a teenager, so reading this one was a given. I enjoyed the newer information about Dylan's personal life and the details that come out in his interviews with many (like 250) of people who knew Dylan or at least obsessed about his every move for 40 years.This book is not flawlessly written by any means. At times it is self-important and the writing style itself seemed to me to be far inferior to Sounes's effo [...]


    19. A poorly written but fairly informative Bob book. Sounes was able to round up interviews with a bunch of people who've never gone on record before (including one Bruce Dorfman, who married my dad's first wife shortly after the period described in this book), but he fails to offer much substance, just fact after fact. Towards the end of the book you can tell Sounes is just describing Dylan shows he himself attended as though those moments are somehow significant moments in Dylan's life. There are [...]


    20. The author of this admits that he got a lot of information from other sources and admits that Bob Dylan himself was not willing to comment (but of course he wouldn't). However when reading the accounts of Dylan's life it seems like the author was present. I laugh out loud at some of the interesting comments Dylan has made to press. One specific comment that is in the book is a response Dylan had to a reporter during an interview from Playboy (in the 60s) the reporter asked Dylan what his "songs [...]


    21. There shouldn't be. Dylan's tale has been so frequently told, his works so extensively analysed, his associates so exhaustively interviewed, that even a life as carefully cloaked as his must surely have few further secrets to yield - in pop terms, only the Beatles can boast a comparable list of biography and criticism. But while the Fabs' story ended 20 or 30 years ago, Dylan's continues to ramble on. Just last month, he picked up his first Oscar - for 'Things Have Changed', the bleak hymn of di [...]


    22. I think Sounes stopped admiring Dylan somewhere about page 450. A great corrective to Dylan's own Chronicles if anyone thought Chronicles told the straight goods. Sara took a lot of c--p after 1972 I d be guessing. The songs after Time Out of Mind *(1997) put anything older in the shade, compel listening, but I just think "womanizer" when I listen to the 60s and 70s stuff except for the Basement Tapes (1967). Well, who knows what relation to reality any of this reflection has: the movie "I'm Not [...]


    23. One of a number of good biographies of Dylan, this one is recent and up to date. To find a new angle on Dylan though is difficult, especially as the man himself continues to be an enigma. Sounes digs into the past and comes up with a more personal angle on Dylan than most biographers, by interviewing those who have shared Dylan's life on the road and who remain willing to speak. Many of them are disaffected. Their comments give the book a scurrilous flavour, despite Sounes' efforts to avoid dish [...]


    24. I remember getting my mom to drive me to the TV & Radio repair store to get his first album, that's where we got all our 45's and albums. I've always been astounded by his lyrics that just flow from his brain, his interpretation of what was going on outside his window, allowing you to see what was happening in a different light. What this book did was open your eyes to see what was going on while you were enjoying the music through each time period and how and why Bob Dylan's life changed an [...]


    25. Howard Sounes is a clunky writer with very little to say about Dylan's music, and nothing to offer by way of analysis or fresh perspectives. He is, however, a relentless schlepper of facts, and alone among Dylan biographers he had the gumption to track down and confront William Zantzinger, the sleazeball target of Dylan's scathing protest song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll." (I leave you to discover the very amusing result.) Clinton Heylin's book is still the one to beat, but Sounes does [...]


    26. A very good biography of Bob Dylan, revealing little-known aspects of the life of this enigmatic genius - including his second marriage to his back-up singer, Carolyn Dennis, and the birth of his sixth child, Gabrielle Desiree Dennis-Dylan, and his ownership of a coffee shop in Santa Monica. This biography does a good job of balancing the reader's desire to know some intimate details of the man's life without going into yucky expose type digging. I especially like the chapters on his later years [...]


    27. While Bob Dylan is one of my favorite artists I had never read any books about him except for the one he wrote (chronicles). I found this book really informative with lots of info about specific albums and songs. It also had some really good info about other periods of his life besides the 60's. It's worth noting that Bob was never interviewed by this author. Instead he got all of his info from previouus Dylan interviews and first hand interviews with many people directly involved in his life. O [...]


    28. Probably the best biography of Dylan which is both real praise and a commentary on the state of Dylan biography. Sounes does a nice job boiling down the known story, mixes in a few new details, and brings the story up to 2011 (the first edition was published a decade or so ago). But in comparison with Jonathan Gould's Beatles bio or Dave Marsh's books on Springsteen, Down the Highway's kind of pedestrian. Bob Spitz's Dylan bio has more detail about some key moments, but the tone is so irritating [...]


    29. A fascinating account of the life of Bob Dylan. It covers his youth as Robert Allen Zimmerman, his name change, his early fame, all that stuff up to 2001. It is slightly out of date due to that, since as of this post, I believe he is still alive. So he is 15 years older and whatnot. I certainly hope things have turned out for him with his record sales and all of that, but meh.The book does cover a lot of the gossipy details of his life, but it also covers his craft and how he is inspired to writ [...]


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