Cafe Wha?

24 Jan

On January 24,1961, Bob Dylan performed in New York for the first time at Cafe Wha?. He played  a short set of Woody Guthrie songs. He then proceeded to ask audience for a place to spend the night.

Over the ensuing months, Zimmerman would become a staple of Café Wha? And Robert’s status as a folk legend would begin to build as the man originally known as Robert Zimmerman would be transformed into Bob Dylan (named after his idol, poet Dylan Thomas). Others would later follow in Dylan’s footsteps at Café Wha? as this small club began to be recognized as one of the top havens for musical talent during the 1960s.

Ramblin’ Round (Rare Minnesota Hotel Tape 1961) – Bob Dylan

A discussion on Dylan’s arival in NYC.


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