Michael Gray, the pioneer of Dylanology and author 40 years ago of the first book to take Dylan seriously as a creative artist, and not just a pop star, is making his debut appearance at Exeter Phoenix on Sunday, November 10 at 8pm.
Bob Dylan & the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll is more than a talk, says the blurb. With wit and style, the author will trace how rock’n’roll arrived for the teenage Robert Zimmerman, how it disintegrated into safe and shallow pop by the time Dylan was ready to launch his own career, and how it lured him back after his folk singing days.
Michael Gray author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan, both definitive studies of Dylan’s 50-year body of work, will then go on to celebrate Dylan’s crucial role in modernising rock music when he went electric, and highlight some of Dylan’s more recent rocking moments, using great records and rare footage.
Michael Gray: Bob Dylan & the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes place at the Exeter Phoenix on Sunday, November 10 2013, 8pm. For prices and to book tickets, pop over the the Exeter Phoenix site.
(from a press release)