Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks

By Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes

A Los Angeles Times most sensible seller!

August 2014 marks 50 years seeing that Bob Dylan published his fourth album, Another part of Bob Dylan. Recorded in a single evening, in the course of a turbulent 12 months in his existence, the tune marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folks songs and started his evolution towards different directions.
During the years they spent jointly, few humans open air of Dylan's rapid kin have been nearer than Victor Maymudes, who used to be Dylan's journey supervisor, own pal, and traveling spouse from the early days in Nineteen Sixties Greenwich Village throughout the overdue 90's. Another facet of Bob Dylan recounts landmark occasions together with Dylan's notorious motorbike crash; assembly the Beatles on their first US journey; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow tourists Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The touring Wilburys, and extra; memorable concert events, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.

On January twenty sixth, 2001, after recording greater than 24 hours of taped thoughts in practise for penning this booklet, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the ebook, utilizing the tapes to form the tale. the result's a bright, first-hand account of Dylan as an artist, good friend, and megastar, illustrated with never-before-seen images, and advised by way of an attractive raconteur who minimize his personal swathe throughout the turbulent counterculture.

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I knew that from the timing of his responses, there has been a stream to our dialog, however the responses have been heartbreaking. I instructed him to hold on and i was once going to name correct again. I hung up the telephone and instantly dialed my mom. i used to be frantic, and while she picked up the telephone I defined my father’s difficulties talking and suggested her to name him. She agreed and acknowledged to attend for her to name me again. I hung up as my middle sank to the ground and that i waited. One minute handed and my mobile rang. “He’s having a stroke, Jacob, you must get an ambulance to him. I instructed him to head lie down and watch for aid. Hurry, Jacob. ” Alarm bells rang in my head, panic and each attainable alternative whipped via my brain. My father, who were completely fit the day sooner than, was once in determined desire of support. i used to be in Oakland and he was once in Pacific Palisades, rather less than 400 miles away. My suggestions have been restricted. I dialed 911, and while the operator responded, I frantically defined that i wished an ambulance to visit my dad’s residence. while the dispatcher heard the deal with, she declined to assist. The dispatcher stated that she was once on the Bay zone name heart and had no approach to contacting the emergency prone in Southern California. I begged her to assist and he or she repeated they couldn’t do something. I hung up and known as details subsequent. I requested the operator how i may get an ambulance to a home in one other urban. The operator didn’t be aware of the reply. She pointed out i'll attempt calling the neighborhood police division, to which I agreed. I requested for the Pacific Palisades police division. She answered that there wasn’t one and that i panicked. i used to be melting down. She requested if there has been one other close by urban. I advised Santa Monica, which I knew had a devoted police division. The operator hooked up me. I bumped into one other roadblock, yet at the least the Santa Monica police had solutions to my questions. They gave me the direct line to the emergency dispatch for la; what I didn’t comprehend is that Pacific Palisades is simply a local of la. It’s now not a precise urban; it doesn’t have its personal name heart, police or hearth division. as soon as i used to be at the mobilephone with the l. a. County emergency dispatch my quest for support was once responded and so they briskly despatched an ALS (advanced existence aid) unit to my father’s tackle. I hung up and known as my mom. I notified her that an ambulance used to be en direction. She answered via telling me I needed to get the following flight to la. She additionally stated she used to be attempting to touch my sister yet she wasn’t deciding on up her telephone. I hung up and known as my father again; he replied quick yet with an analogous complicated garbled phrases. i used to be destroyed; I didn’t comprehend what to assert. I advised him to hold tight and that an ambulance was once at the approach. Of my only a few regrets in my lifestyles, this second is person who hurts the main. I hung up with no telling my father I enjoyed him. What I didn’t understand on the time was once this is able to turn into the final second my father used to be in a position to realizing me and in twelve hours, he will be long gone ceaselessly.

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