It wasn’t [Bob Dylan’s] originality which first impressed me, but his familiarity. He was a person out of my books, singing to the real guitar. Dylan was what I’d always meant by the poet.
From Beautiful Creep By Richard Goldstein. Village Voice: December 28, 1967
The Cohen-Dylan Interface
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Credit Due Department: The photo is from York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, F0433, Photographer: John Sharp, Identifiers: ASC01709
Note: Originally posted Dec 8, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric