gives a second Carnegie Hall concert next October 27. Of late he has shown up on the same stage with Joan Baez in “impromptu-on-purpose.”
After his first album, titled simply Bob Dylan, he concluded “That’s not me. There was only a couple of my stories on it.” He was happier with his second: “I wrote all the stories except for one or two songs.”
His songs always start as stories. When he was on the road he became a fine teller of other people’s stories. But he quit that.
“Because Dickens and Dostoyevsky and Woody Guthrie were telling their stories much better than I ever could,” Bob Dylan says, “I decided to stick to my own mind.”