OK, we know that in the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan, at the apex of his ’60s power and creativity, chose a little known band called Levon and The Hawks — who were working at the time at the former Tony Mart club in Somers Point, just outside of Atlantic City — to become his electric band after going electric at the Newport Folk Festival. (Read award-winning insider story here)
Now, it seems that a New Jersey woman has the actual guitar (a sunburst Fender Stratocaster) as well as some hand-written lyrics Dylan left on her father’s plane. Click here for the story.
Dylan’s lawyers say the guitar the 71-year-old musician played at Newport in 1965 is in his possession.
In related news, although Dylan has a late summer swing through parts of North America scheduled, including a stop at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, no Atlantic City date has been announced. Dylan has played the Borgata each time he has been through Atlantic City over the past several years.
UPDATE: New Bob Dylan album ‘Tempest’ to be released on Sept. 11, 2012. Here is the track listing.