Maximum Bob: Dylan at 80

As Bob Dylan prepares to turn 80 tomorrow, a selection of

Bob Dylan: ‘In Manchester, an audience member shouted ’Judas!’ at Dylan as he was about to play Like a Rolling Stone. Yet, by the song’s close, the cheering audience were converted.’

Sara Keating

My parents lived in San Francisco in the early 1970s. They were hippies. They did tantric workshops, took trips into the desert, played guitar, ate macrobiotic food, and all the rest of it. When they returned to Ireland, they brought music with them, but they were committed Leonard Cohen fans more than Dylanites.

Still, the old record player in the family kitchen had a few Dylan vinyls hiding underneath its hood. I slid ...