WHERE BOB DYLAN BROUGHT IT ALL BACK HOME
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