In the autumn of 1975, when "New England is festering with Bicentennial madness," Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Revue-a rag-tag variety show that Dylan envisioned as a traveling gypsy circus-toured twenty-two cities across the Northeast. Swept up in the motley crew, which included Joni Mitchell, Mick Ronson, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, was playwright Sam Shepard, ostensibly hired to write, on the spot, the script for a Fellini-esque, surreal movie that would come out of the tour. The script never materialized, but throughout the many moods and moments of his travels with Dylan and his troupe, Shepard kept an impressionistic "Rolling Thunder Logbook" of life on the road. Illuminated by forty candid photographs by official tour photographer Ken Regan, Shepard's mental-snap shots capture the camaraderie, isolation, head games, and pill-popping mayhem of the tour, providing a window into Dylan's singular talent, enigmatic charisma, and vision of America.
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As part of Dylan's on-tour-forever philosophy the book makes a fine diary, impressionistic and factual. --Classic RockAbout the Author:
Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than forty-five plays, including "Buried Child" and "True West," as well as the story collections "Great Dream of Heaven" and "Cruising Paradise." He has appeared in more than twenty-five films and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in "The Right Stuff." A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard lives in Minnesota.
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