A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000.
Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidante, was sold as individual lots Thursday, with a majority of the key pieces going to a bidder whose identity was not made public.
The collection included transcripts of Glover’s 1971 interviews with Dylan and letters the pair exchanged. The interviews reveal that Dylan had anti-Semitism on his mind when he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman, and that he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for Barbra Streisand.
Dylan, 79, was close with Glover, who died last year. The two men broke into music in the same Minneapolis coffeehouse scene. Glover’s widow, Cynthia Nadler, put the documents up for auction online.
The reclusive Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2016 after giving the world “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’” and other anthems of the turbulent 1960s.
Included in the auctioned items were lyrics Dylan penned after visiting folk legend Woody Guthrie in May 1962. The lines, never made public until last month, read:
“My eyes are cracked I think I been framed / I can’t seem to remember the sound of my name / What did he teach you I heard someone shout / Did he teach you to wheel & wind yourself out / Did he teach you to reveal, respect, and repent the blues / No Jack he taught me how to sleep in my shoes.”
In a 1971 conversation with Glover, Dylan discussed why he changed his name, saying: “A lot of people are under the impression that Jews are just money lenders and merchants.”
A documentary film titled 'Political Life of Bangabandhu and Emergence of Bangladesh' was premiered at the Star Cineplex in the capital’s Bashundhara City on Friday night, marking the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,.
Produced by Bengal Multimedia, the documentary is scripted and directed by Syed Shabab Ali Arjoo.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, RTV Chairman Morshed Alam MP, RTV Vice Chairman. Jasim Uddin, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Barrister Biplob Barua, playwright and thespian Ataur Rahman, producer of the documentary and CEO of RTV Syed Ashik Rahman ,among other, attended the inaugural ceremony..
Showcasing different periods of the great leader’s eventful life and career, the 2 hour and 26-minute documentary showcases rare footages and divided into multiple time periods including Bangabandhu's early days and upbringing (timeline: 1920-1947), His entry into national politics (1947-1954), Bangabandhu's rise as the leader (1955-1963), protest for Independence and the mass-uprising period (1963-1969), the historic Election (1970), the political unrest and War of Liberation (1971) and Bangabandhu’s glorious return, his role as the greatest leader and the brutal assassination of the Father of the Nation and his family (1972-1975).
Eminent recitation and voiceover artists including Syed Hasan Imam, Ataur Rahman, Abdus Sabur Khan Chowdhury, Laila Hasan, Syed Ismat Toha, Ramiz Raju, Rezaul Karim Siddique, Dr Likhan Rahman and Syed Shabab Ali Arjoo narrated the storylines in the documentary film.
Late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput was a maverick who hated being alone, his actor friend Siddharth Gupta has claimed.
34-year-old Sushant was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Mumbai flat on June 14. An autopsy revealed that he had committed suicide. A subsequent probe by India's federal investigative agency also confirmed the autopsy report.
More than four months on, in an interview with the Indian media, Sushant's friend Siddharth Gupta said that the late star was "in a deeply spiritual phase" when the duo shared a flat for nearly a year between 2018 and 2019.
“He was everything that doesn’t have a definition to be very honest, he was a mentor, he was a brother. Staying with him was like getting inspired everyday. The reason we connected was a lot of common interests,” Siddharth said.
"And beyond that, he took me to the other side of it where he made me understand the biggest thing, consciousness, he was a maverick. He was a mad person. I thought he was a genetic specimen. He didn’t like being alone," he said in the interview.
Sushant's death case captivated and polarised India, with a section of the media being accused of running a biased campaign against his rumoured girlfriend Rhea and Bollywood celebrities that led to the country's narcotics agency opening a drugs probe linked to it.
And on September 9, Rhea was arrested by India's Narcotics Control Bureau, following days of questioning. She was, however, released on bail days later.
Many Bollywood stars, including Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan, had also been grilled by the narcotics sleuths in the case after WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea's mobile phone indicated they procured drugs from dealers with foreign links.
Actress Kangana Ranaut has reacted to the news of Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan apologising for visiting a Kali Puja pandal in Kolkata.
In her tweet, without taking any names, Kangana asked why people are afraid of visiting temples and said that there must be some reason, reported Indian news portal News18.
"Even if they (Hindus) spend their lives in mosques, the name of Ram cannot be taken out from their (Hindu) hearts," she said. The actor has further questioned the faith and asked if the Hindu past attracts them (Muslims) to the temples.
Kangana’s post is probably directed to those who had attacked the Bangladeshi cricketer for attending the Hindu prayer ceremony in neighbouring India.
She quote-tweeted a news story that said that Shakib had apologised for visiting the temple.
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