Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Bob Dylan: Times A-Changin’ for a Prophet Who Just Wants to Play

Steve Turner, The Sunday Times, 17 August 1986

When Bob Dylan takes to the stage today at the National Film Theatre in London to face the press, he is unlikely to repeat the performance he gave at his last London press conference twenty-one years ago. Then, he told reporters that he had no purpose in being in Britain, had just written a 360-page book on spiders in a week, was married forty-five years ago and had toenails that did not fit. A despairing publicist was heard to say: "Cliff Richard was never like this."

Total word count of piece: 1442


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.