Bob Dylan Shows Off
A 20-Year-Old Bob Dylan Shows Off His Effortless Cool in Revealing Photography Show
Today he may be a Nobel Prize Laureate, but back in 1961, Bob Dylan was just 20 years old, a kid from Duluth, Minnesota, who had arrived in New York City with a guitar and a dream. Freelance photographer Ted Russell got a call from Columbia Records, who had just signed the young folk singer, and then spent two days shooting the musician, not knowing that Dylan was on the brink of global fame.
Those images, along with photographs taken during interviews with LIFE in 1963 and ’64, are now on view at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery in “Ted Russell: Bob Dylan NYC 1961–1964.”