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HBD, BD!

(Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images)

(Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images)

Happy 76th Birthday, Robert!

Here's Bob with, from left, his old musical director Rob Stoner, Joan Baez and Eric Andersen on stage at Gerde's Folk City, 130 West 3rd Street, New York, October 23, 1975.

They were singing Happy Birthday to club owner Mike Porco on his 61st birthday. The rest of the impromptu performance was in effect a dry run for Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour, which began a few days later.

Porco's grandson Mike Porco hosed a 75th birthday party for Dylan in the same space last year.

The location, the whole story, and so much more about Dylan, are on the Save the Village tours.

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Get ready to sing Happy Birthday to Bob

Rob Stoner, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Eric Anderson on stage at Gerde's Folk City, 130 West 3rd Street, October 23, 1975. Playing in honor of club owner Mike Porco's 61st birthday, the performance was also a dry run for Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour, which began a week later. Photo © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.  

Rob Stoner, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Eric Anderson on stage at Gerde's Folk City, 130 West 3rd Street, October 23, 1975. Playing in honor of club owner Mike Porco's 61st birthday, the performance was also a dry run for Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour, which began a week later. Photo © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.
 

   This Fred W. McDarrah photograph is about to come back to life.

   On May 24, 2016, Bob Dylan's 75th birthday, Bob Porco, grandson of Gerde' Folk City impresario Mike Porco, is hosting an All Star lineup of acts he has put together to wish Dylan a Happy Birthday.

   The event will by emcee'd by musician Rob Stoner (far left in photo), and many of Gerde's past performers, including possibly some of the others in the photo (Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Eric Anderson), will play. 

  For tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/subterranean-75th-birthday-salute-to-bob-dylan-tickets-20145794614

   Meanwhile, the only regularly scheduled guided tours in New York (or anywhere else) about Bob Dylan rev up for the spring with some new photos for tour-goers and some new tour stops.

  The tour kicks off every Sunday at 11 am and Tuesday at 2 pm, and privately by appointment.

  See's Dylan hangouts, hideouts and homes, the clubs and bars he frequented and much more.

   All of it was captured by 50-year Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah who uniquely documented not only Dylan but 1960s events and icons like Warhol, Mailer, Stonewall, Kerouac, Hendrix and more. Each walker gets a keepsake multi-postcard set of classic McDarrah images and the tours go to the same locations to see how they have changed,  how they are the same, and to hear the stories behind the famous photos. 

  The Dylan tour is one of several walking tours based on McDarrah's iconic photographs. Others include The Artist's World and The East Village. Learn more and book a New York Times-recommended tour today at

  Don't think twice, it's alright.

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