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Ask a Dylan expert your burning questions as ‘Bob Dylan’ turns 50

Credit: Michael Ochs

Next Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s eponymous debut record. To celebrate, The Local Show is bringing in Alex Lubet, who teaches a well-regarded modern music history course at the University of Minnesota. He’ll give us some deeper insight on periods of Dylan’s life, from the time he spent in Greenwich Village to his love of blues, and spin rarities from the influential songwriter as well as tracks from bands who inspired Dylan’s aesthetic and sound.

We would like to make this an interactive segment for listeners. In the comments section, leave your memories of Dylan or any inquiries about his life and career, and we’ll have Alex answer and address a handful on the show Sunday night. For those he doesn’t get to, check back on this blog entry for personal responses.