Bob Dylan, 1966 by Art Kane


Bob Dylan photographed on a rooftop in Los Angeles, 1966.

Art Kane, a huge Bob Dylan fan, cornered an uncooperative Dylan on the rooftop of the CBS records building in Los Angeles to get his shot for McCall's Magazine's 'Teen Idols' photo essay in spring 1966. Dylan was on a break from his infamous first electric tour of Europe, where his folk fans, unhappy about the electric rock direction Dylan's music had taken, were booing him mercilessly. He was in no mood for a bossy photographer to give him directions, and Art Kane didn't shoot reportage. "I'm going to stay until I get what I want" Kane said. Dylan eventually crouched in the corner giving a seething look. "I had my shot" said Kane.

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