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Bob Dy­lan last year fi­nally ac­cepted a No­bel Prize for Lit­er­a­ture for his lyrics af­ter go­ing AWOL for sev­eral weeks.

Con­fused fans both cel­e­brated and puz­zled over why Mr Tam­bourine Man was so re­luc­tant to get the gong. Dy­lan is not known for fol­low­ing the rules, of course. The Times They Are a-Chain­gin’ singer out­raged his core folk fans in 1965 when he re­leased sin­gles and al­bums fea­tur­ing elec­tric gui­tars, and em­braced rock and roll.

And so the Dy­lan story has con­tin­ued, making sev­eral twists and turns over five decades in­clud­ing a re­la­tion- ship with singer Joan Baez, con­ver­sion to Chris­tian­ity from Ju­daism and shift­ing some 100 mil­lion records.

It all started in 1960 when the still-strug­gling Dy­lan moved from Min­nesota to New York and im­mersed him­self in the city’s cre­ative and mu­si­cal scene.

He played in Green­wich Vil­lage clubs and, af­ter play­ing har­mon­ica on fel­low mu­si­cian Carolyn Hester’s third al­bum, was of­fered a record­ing con­tract.

Dy­lan con­tin­ued liv­ing in New York off and on, and for 14 years lived in a Har­lem town­house.

The prop­erty was built circa 1890 and is in New York’s Striver’s Row his­toric neigh­bour­hood, a favourite with both politi­cians and artists.

Dy­lan’s former home has four storeys, five bed­rooms, three bath­rooms, six fire­places a dining room, huge liv­ing room with a Juli­ette bal­cony and a li­brary. It is cur­rently on the mar­ket at $3.56 mil­lion. For more in­for­ma­tion visit TopTenRealEs­tateDeals.com

Mu­sic icon: Bob Dy­lan

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