Putting the spotlight on Dylan's roots in Minnesota
On Tuesday, Bob Dylan turns 70-years-old. In honor of that occasion, we'll be featuring some special programming this weekend. He was born in Duluth, grew up in Hibbing, and became a folksinger in Minneapolis.
MPR Producer Jim Bickal made a new documentary about Dylan's years in Minnesota and talked to people who knew and influenced Dylan in those formative years.
This excerpt begins with the memories of Nancy Peterson, who went to Hibbing High School with Dylan. She was in the audience when he played the piano in a rock-and-roll band that performed in the high school auditorium.
- Morning Edition, 05/20/2011, 6:50 a.m.