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Freewheelin' Bob Dylan | by JP-Flanigan
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Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

After making a name for himself playing harmonica for Harry Belafonte on “Midnight Special”, Dylan was hired by Columbia Records as a session player. During one of these sessions playing harp for a Carolyn Hester track, he was discovered by producer John Hammond and signed to a five year contract.


After earning the nickname “Hammond’s Folly” for his first album flop, Dylan went on to record a series of albums that redefined the lines of folk and rock music forever. The legend that is Bob Dylan was solidified.


The first of this run is "Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan" released in 1963, his first album of mostly original material. The picture above is a recreation of the cover pic:


The shot was taken from the spot where Dylan and girlfriend Suze Rotolo are standing on a cold Jones Street. Today (equally as cold) there are street lamps and trees but it remains mostly the same. All the buildings on the right are the same and on the left all the buildings with fire escapes are the same. Sorry, couldn’t find a VW bus to park in the shot.


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Taken on January 21, 2011