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- Posted on Jun 9th 2011 2:30PM by Cameron Matthews
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Among the items at the auction, which is set for June 23, are original typed and handwritten lyrics of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues,' 'Visions of Johanna,' 'Bob Dylan's 115th Dream' and 'Maggie's Farm,' the latter of which has an estimated value between $70-90 Thousand.
"The mid '60s, especially 1964-1966, were a true watershed for Dylan," said Christie's Chris Coover. "In that period his lyrics became deeper and more personal, while his songs moved away from the acoustic, folk-inflected style, and he forged a unique personal style as poet and songwriter."
Much of the collection is said to be "heavily edited," even with crayon in some instances. There are also alternate, early lyrics that predate the recorded versions of said songs.
Other Dylan memorabilia recently grabbed attention in his old stomping grounds of New York City's Greenwich Village. According to the Daily Mail, the Bard of Folk wrote his iconic 1962 hit 'Blowin' in the Wind' at the Fat Black Pussycat restaurant and bar, which was bought by Panchito's restaurant in the '70s. The restaurant's original sign was allowed to hang for over 35 years before it was painted over last week, prompting Andrew Berman, executive director for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, to say, "It's a tangible link to this incredibly important era in the neighborhood's history, when so many great musicians, poets and artists used the Village as a springboard to transform the world."
Panchito's owner Bob Engelhardt disputes the sign's importance, saying, "There are buildings that are worth preserving. Ninety percent of what's in the Village isn't. The Village was freedom. The Village was not rules and regulations set in concrete. It destroys everything the Village was always famous for." Dylan probably doesn't mind this particular cultural loss to the Village -- He wrote about that kind of stuff a long time ago.
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