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The Times They Are A–Changin’ are the three minutes fifteen seconds that transformed the face of rock and inoculated our ears with Bob Dylan’s nasal tones. For years, the guitar prophet, the Rimbaud of folk has been hanging on in there, battling against times which certainly are a–changin’ but won’t get the better of him. Now Rizzoli is publishing a collection of shots by freelance photographer Ted Russell, who was smart enough to chronicle the Greenwich Village days of the skinny, still unknown 20–year–old Robert Allen Zimmerman as he started out on the road to legend and fame. “Bob Dylan: NYC 1961—1964”, texts by Chris Murray and Donovan, photographs by Ted Russell, published by Rizzoli, $ 35 (April 2015 ).