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For Dylanologists Only (Otherwise v Boring)

Miles, New Musical Express, 2 July 1977

LAST YEAR Thrills (NME's news pages – RBP Ed) ran a transcript of Bob Dylan's first interview. It was done by Billy James of Columbia Records in October 1961 to get information for the sleeve notes of Bob Dylan. The tape I transcribed the article from had a number of breaks in it, but earlier this year in New York City I was able to find one of the important missing sections – the one which is the origin of all the myths and stories about Dylan running away from home and living in New Mexico and the South West United States...

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