Martin Scorsese to direct a new Bob Dylan film for Netflix

According to Variety, a long-rumored project that Bob Dylan fans have heard rumblings about for years is finally coming to fruition, with Netflix reportedly set to release a new Bob Dylan documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. The project is based around Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour, which featured appearances from Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, T Bone Burnett, Allen Ginsberg, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, and Bette Midler (among many others), and Scorsese has apparently spent the last few years conducting interviews with “many of the alumni”—including Dylan himself, who rarely participates in interviews at all.

– The A.V. Club

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The Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’ Turns 50: How Upstate New York Informed the Americana Classic

When Rick Danko discovered the ranch house, located about five miles out of Woodstock, NY, in the rural region of West Saugerties that locals called ‘Big Pink’ because of its faded salmon paint job, he was looking for a place of desolation rather than inspiration for himself and the other members of The Band. The four-bedroom home, located at 2188 Stoll Road (now 56 Parnassus Lane), was set back from the street and surrounded by trees and was dirt cheap to rent—only $125 a month. And once the papers were signed, Danko, pianist Richard Manuel and multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson moved in and settled down after spending nearly a decade on the road with Bob Dylan or rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins when they were called The Hawks.

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