Thursday, May 24, 2007

Happy 66th Birthday, Bob Dylan!

In honor of the Bard of the Cafe, we're celebrating! Pancakes are flying, cream pies are baking, pitchers of chai and butterbeer are flowing - it's all on the house today.

Thanks, Beatrice.

BB NOTE: We collect favorite Dylan performances at our All Along the Watchtower site. Enjoy!

UPDATE: The City of Duluth, MN has named a "cultural pathway" after Bob Dylan. Learn more at their special website on Bob Dylan Way. Bob Dylan was born in Duluth in 1941 and lived there until he was six, when his family moved to Hibling. Have added it to the list for the cross-country tour. Not sure exactly why this "path" was signficant for a six-year-old.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE - Turns out that a British fan has figured out that Bob Dylan is not only a pioneer in music, the man who did the very first music video, the man who plugged in at Newport and started a revolution - he's also the Pioneer of Spam. Now we know why he wrote Tarantula. Fun reading here.


Anglocatholic said...

HOORAY! Happy Birthday Mr. Zimmerman

Anonymous said...

The significance of Bob Dylan Way going from the train depot to the old armory is that Bob was at the concert of Buddy Holly's along with Ritchie valens and "the Big Bopper" a few days before the plane crash that claimed their lives. He has said that he was influenced by hearing Buddy Holly that night

BabyBlue said...

Great trivia, Art! I had visions of a six year wandering through the city asking strangers, "Are you my mother?"