Bob Dylan's Jacket Will Live at the Smithsonian

Feb 6, 2012 Full story: Washingtonian.com

Bob Dylan 's leather jacket will be making a permanent home in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History , according to a source familiar with the transaction.

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cocoinfinity1

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 8, 2012
Why is this a big deal? Which jacket? The man made so much money i am sure he has a billian of them by now. Well all i can say is soooooo? Unless you got something new to say. Anyone? American history. I hope hes ok. He didnt die did he?
Zimmy

United States

#2 Feb 9, 2012
The leather jacket is significant because he wore it the night of what Wikipedia calls the “Electric Dylan controversy.” It was the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and Dylan shocked the folk music community by switching from acoustic to electric on three numbers, including "Maggie's Farm" and “Like a Rolling Stone”.

'Course, you young'uns have no idea of the significance of Mr. Zimmerman's going electric in the first place, or the impact of his soon-to-happen motorsickle accident (tip o' the hat to Arlo Guthrie) upon popular music in the mid-1960's.

Then again, seems like a helluvalotta individual events during that time had a significant effect on America as a whole, ripples of which are still reverberating today.

But, hey, it's all water under the bridge and the world just keeps barreling along and we're always on the Eve of Destruction...

...yes, EoD wasn't written by Bobbie but it's gotta be the most Dylanesque song ever written LOL
Vaccines Maim Kill

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Apr 9, 2012
Why is this nasal hillbillie in the Death Metal section?
Tenacious D - The Metal

New Haven, CT

#4 Apr 10, 2012
Hmmm, dunno how Death Metal got cross-posted. This thread was originally in Folk Topix. Maybe some dethbanger was checking up on Bobby's old black leather?

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