BOSTON – A long-lost troop of Bob Dillon documents, including the profession of singer-songwriter about anti-Semitic and unpublished song lyrics, sold at auction for $ 495,000.
Boston-based RR Auction said the collection was sold to a bidder on Friday by privately departed American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidant, whose identity was not made public.
The collection featured Glover’s 1971 interview with Lylan and an exchange of letters. The interview reveals that Dylan was anti-Semitic in his mind when he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman, and that he wrote “Late Lady Lay” for Barbara Streisand.
Dylan, 79, was close with Glover, who died last year. The two broke into music in the same Minneapolis coffeehouse scene. Glover’s widow Cynthia Nadler put the documents up for online auction.
Re-inclusive Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature after “Blowin ‘in the Wind,” Like a Rolling Stone “,” The Times They Are a Changin’ “and other songs from the 1960s in the world.
Dialects of Dylan were among the bids auctioned after the folk tales Woody Guthrie visited in May 1962. These lines, never made public until last month, read:
“My eyes are torn, I feel like I’ve been trapped / I can’t remember the sound of my name / Did he teach you that I heard someone scream / Did he teach you to wheel and wind yourself?” Was / Did He Teach You Reveal, Respect And Repent / No Jack They Taught Me How To Sleep In My Boots. “
In a conversation with Glover in 1971, Dylan discussed why he changed his name, saying: “Many people are under the impression that Jews are just money lenders and businessmen.”