Long-lost interviews with Bob Dylan have surfaced at a Boston auction house, and they contain some surprising new insights about the celebrated singer-songwriter.
Transcripts of the 1971 interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover reveal that Dylan had anti-Semitism on his mind when he changed his name.
They also show he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for singer and actress Barbra Streisand. Dylan, now 79, wrote handwritten notes on many of the typed pages.
He discussed how he famously “went electric” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, saying “it was a strange night.”
Glover’s widow is selling the documents through Boston-based R.R. Auction.