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October 05, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 5, 1961

* Very early Bob Dylan's performances advertisement
* Gerde's Folk City music venue in Greenwich Village
* Considered his breakthrough performance (20 yrs. old)
* Before his very first concert at Carnegie Chapter Hall

Page 14 has a small but historic advertisement for what are considered Bob Dylan's breakthrough performances at a Greenwich Village venue. This was when his name was to gain some reputation in the area. This ad measures 2 x 1 3/4 inches. (see image)

wikipedia notes: Dylan's September 29, 1961 appearance was reviewed in The New York Times by Robert Shelton, after which Dylan's reputation was made. Gerdes was where Bob Dylan debuted "Blowin' in the Wind" and was also the place where Joan Baez and Dylan met for the first time. Shelton helped to launch the career of a then-unknown 20-year-old Bob Dylan. In 1961, Dylan was performing at Gerdes Folk City in the West Village, one of the best-known folk venues in New York, opening for the bluegrass act the Greenbriar Boys. Shelton's positive review in The New York Times brought crucial publicity to Dylan and led to a Columbia recording contract.

I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete in 20 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, minor wear, generally very nice.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century