Rock: A Folk Hero Speaks

Bob Dylan has never been big on interviews. For one thing, he doesn't like questions; for another, he doesn't need publicity. Since 1966, when he broke his neck in a motorcycle accident, he has avoided reporters almost entirely—much to the despair of millions of young people who idolize him as a primogenitor of the rock generation. Now Dylan has had a change of heart and granted an interview to a San Francisco-based rock magazine.

Why the long silence? "If you give an interview to one magazine," he explains in the current issue of...

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