Forever Young

Forever Young

Photographs of Bob Dylan

Book - 2005
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Perseus Publishing
"In 1964, Douglas Gilbert was hired by Look magazine to photograph a young up-and-coming musician named Bob Dylan. Gilbert snapped over 900 of the most candid shots ever taken of Dylan, less than a yea"

In 1964, Douglas Gilbert was hired by Look magazine to photograph a young up-and-coming musician named Bob Dylan. Gilbert snapped over 900 of the most candid shots ever taken of Dylan, less than a year before he became completely inaccessible to the public. The photos, beautifully composed, capture the 23-year-old Dylan in rare private moments hanging out with friends (including Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, and John Sebastian, among others) and family in Woodstock, at concerts, and in New York City's classic dive bar -- the Kettle of Fish. Look magazine never ran the story and the photos sat unseen for forty years, until now. With an intimate and revealing text by acclaimed Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, Forever Young is an irresistible compendium of nearly 100 of the best images from this fascinating, pivotal time in Bob Dylan's career.


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In August 1964, twenty-one-year-old photographer Douglas R. Gilbert, on assignment for Look magazine, journeyed to the then-obscure upstate New York hamlet of Woodstock to photograph an up-and-coming folk singer named Bob Dylan. Just twenty-three years old, Dylan had already composed a striking body of work, including "Blowin' in the Wind," "With God on Our Side," "My Back Pages," and many others. Even so, his best-known songs had been hits for other artists, and he himself was still relatively unknown.
All that was about to change. For more than a week, Gilbert photographed a surprisingly open Bob Dylan, smiling and relaxed among friends like musician John Sebastian and poet Allen Ginsberg. Following Dylan from Woodstock to Greenwich Village to the Newport Folk Festival, Gilbert captured Dylan in his many guises, from the budding family man to Village bohemian to spellbinding performer. To Gilbert's dismay, Look magazine deemed Dylan's appearance "too scruffy" for a family magazine, and the images remained unpublished and unseen, until now.
Just a few months after these photographs were taken, Dylan would undergo striking stylistic and personal changes, and render himself inaccessible to media except under very controlled circumstances. Forever Young captures a young Dylan in the last days of his innocence. Rarely have we seen the camera-shy, taciturn singer seeming so comfortable in his own skin.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2005
ISBN: 9780306814815
0306814811
Characteristics: 160 p. : chiefly ports. ; 26 cm. + 8 photographs
Additional Contributors: Marsh, Dave

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