15-08-09

BOB DYLAN: A COMPLETE UNKNOWN

 

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Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete

unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when
a resident called to report someone wandering around
the neighborhood.

Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south
of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with
Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at
a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.

A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of
who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long
Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said
Friday.

"I don't think she was familiar with his entire body
of work," Woolley said.

The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a
man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly
minority neighborhood several blocks from the
oceanfront looking at houses.

The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing
a blue jacket, and asked him his name. According to
Woolley, the following exchange ensued:

"What is your name, sir?" the officer asked.

"Bob Dylan," Dylan said.

"OK, what are you doing here?" the officer asked.

"I'm on tour," the singer replied.

A second officer, also in his 20s, responded to assist
the first officer. He, too, apparently was unfamiliar
with Dylan, Woolley said.

The officers asked Dylan for identification. The singer
of such classics as "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin'
in the Wind" said that he didn't have any ID with him,
that he was just walking around looking at houses to
pass some time before that night's show.

The officers asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them back to
the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the performers
were staying. Once there, tour staff vouched for Dylan.

The officers thanked him for his cooperation.

"He couldn't have been any nicer to them," Woolley
added.

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer

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verademing wat een verademing moet dat voor de man geweest zijn, eindelijk weer eens een keertje anoniem... ;)

Gepost door: gewebkijk | 20-08-09

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