Bob Dylan: Photos as a young rock star; music box set collection to be released

bob-dylan-getty-2.jpg Bob Dylan, legendary singer/songwriter, is about to be featured in a Paris exhibition at the Cite de la Musique, where rare photographs of the singer from the mid-1960s will be on displaying, purporting to capture the metamorphosis from protest folk singer to huge rock star, reports the AFP.

The exhibition is titled "Bob Dylan: The Rock Explosion 1961-66" and will feature 60 photographs from New York photographer Daniel Kramer.

"I didn't know much about this music but when I heard this song, and this young guy with a guitar, and no other musicians, it was overwhelming," says Kramer. "The lyrics were so strong, and he was so young, and willing to say things that people didn't say on public entertainment... So I thought he would be a very good subject for a portrait for my portfolio."

The one-hour session quickly turned into five hours and then the two met up over the next year, including at the 1964 Woodstock festival.

"When I began he was a folk singer with one guitar and no back-up guys, no electrics, and one year later he's at a huge stadium with huge speakers all over. He had a band, and he was electric with a whole new music," says Kramer.

The Paris show will run until July 15.

Meanwhile, fans of Mr. Dylan should start saving their pennies for his ultimate collection box set. Forbes is reporting that a collection of all of Dylan's albums including his bootleg series will be released in fall 2012. There will even be single tracks like "George Jackson" that never made it onto an album. The price is rumored to be upwards of $300, but Forbes says there will be a code so that the CD buyers can download the whole thing for free.

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