The acclaimed biography substantially updated and revised, Howard Sounes's Down the Highway broke news about Dylan's fiercely guarded personal life and set the standard as the most comprehensive and riveting biography on Bob Dylan. Now, on the occasion of Dylan's seventieth birthday, this edition continues to document the iconic songwriter's life through new interviews and reporting, covering the release of Dylan's first #1 album since the seventies, recognition from the Pulitzer Prize jury for his influence on popular culture, and the publication of his best-selling memoir, giving full appreciation to his artistic achievements and profound significance. Candid and refreshing, Down the Highway is a sincere tribute to Dylan's seminal place in postwar American cultural history, and remains an essential book for the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan's music over the years.
About the Author
Howard Sounes was born in England in 1965. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Britain and abroad. He is also the author of 27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse, The Life of Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground, Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney, Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, a history of modern men's professional golf, and Fred & Rose, the best-selling book about the lives and crimes of mass murderers Fred and Rosemary West. He lives in London.