Bob Dylan's history with his hometowns of Duluth and Hibbing have long been estranged. Northlanders love him but that's often been unreciprocated. The location of a new career-spanning archive museum offers more proof.
Bob Dylan celebrated his 76th birthday on Wednesday, May 24. Since he was born in the Northland a full week of festivities have been planned for fans with the Duluth Dylan Fest. There is extra celebration this year because of his most recent accolade of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
If we are honest, some people are miffed at Bob Dylan for his lack of luster for the cities he was born and grew up in. He was born at then, St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth now known as Essentia and grew up on the Iron Range in the town of Hibbing. However, there are many that admire his music, are true fans and are thrilled that he recently won a Nobel Prize in Literature. A group on the Range w
From May 4 - 31st, you can see some incredible historical photographs, manuscripts and other memorabilia at Karpeles Manuscript Museum as they present Einstein Disguised as Robinhood-Bob Dylan an Exhibition. These are from the William Pagel Archives.
There are many Bob Dylan fans in the Northland. He's played in Duluth a couple of times, the most recent a foggy July day at Bayfront Festival Park. At his concert here in 1999, he made reference to being born over the hill in Duluth and hoped it was still there sending the crowd into a frenzy. His fame is world-wide and proof is in the huge mural in downtown Minneapolis.