Tuesday, May 24, 2011 By Aaron Brown
Dylan turns 70 today. Born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth Minnesota, May 24, 1941, he was raised up the road in Hibbing on Minnesota's Iron Range. This week Hibbing and Duluth celebrate Bob's 70th with Dylan Days May 26-29 in Hibbing (I'm one of the organizers there) and Dylan Fest in Duluth going on now through Saturday. Both events feature vast amounts of live music, art and literature, all grassroots organized and done in tribute to one of the great musicians and lyricists of our time.
(Photo: The Golden Chords perform on the stage of the Hibbing Memorial Building Little Theater in 1958. Left to right, Monte Edwardson on guitar, LeRoy Hoikkala on drums and Bobby Zimmerman on guitar and vocals. Edwardson and Hoikkala will be on hand for Dylan Days this year. Photo copyright by Edwardson, used with permission for Dylan Days).