This biography is like nothing I have ever read before! Told from the view of Victor Maymudes, a close friend of Bob Dylan’s, and Victor’s son Jacob, it chronicles not only the life of Dylan but many of the people around him. Victor helped launch Dylan into stardom and Jacob had many unique childhood experiences resulting from his short time on tour. From LSD trips to the inner workings of Dylan’s music, this story has it all! I couldn’t put down Another Side of Bob Dylan and found myself laughing along with their antics! Even if you’ve never had any interest in Bob Dylan, this bio is a must read!
A vivid, first-hand account of Nobel Prize-winning singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.
August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the music marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions.
During the years they spent together, few people outside of Dylan's immediate family were closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the early days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90's. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and more; memorable concerts, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.
On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story.
A Los Angeles Times Best Seller.
About the Author
VICTOR MAYMUDES was Bob Dylan's tour manager at the beginning of his musical career in the early 1960s. After a hiatus in New Mexico, Maymudes rejoined Dylan as his tour manager from 1986 to 1996. He died in January 2001.
JACOB MAYMUDES is a writer and a visual effects supervisor working for the Mill, a visual effects, animation, and design studio in Los Angeles, California. Another Side of Bob Dylan is his first book.
“A posthumous memoir drawn from tapes of one-time Dylan insider Victor Maymudes…with such intimate exposure, Dylan remains unknowable but interesting.” —New York Daily News
“An unusual addition to the giant Dylan oeuvre…an intimate, conversational account of Victor's tempestuous friendship with Mr. Dylan.” —The New York Times
“We are reminded yet again that Dylan remains as meaningful as he was 50 years ago.” —Narendra Kusnur, Livemint.com