Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Bob Dylan at Big Pink
On July 29, 1966, Bob Dylan was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, N.Y. He was 25. A few months later he and The Band rented a house in West Saugerties that they called Big Pink. The recordings from Big Pink were never released, but would become coveted bootlegs in the late ‘60s. Mr. Dylan appears seven times in A Book of Ages, performing in Dinkytown coffeehouses, writing an anthem, dating Joan Baez and being compared to French poets, going electric (and being booed for it), and being "born again".