Author: J. R. Goddard

  • Bob Dylan Meets the Press

    Four years ago a thin, aquiline-faced boy of 19 got off the subway from Hibbing, Minnesota, to come up for air in the Village, bearing with him no more than a battered guitar and an offhand way of singing that reminded some people of Woody Guthrie. American folk music has never been the same since. […]

  • The Wonderful World of the White Horse

    West Village I: The Wonderful World of the White Horse June 22, 1961 The young man fresh out of Dartmouth College left the $8-a-week room he’d just moved into on Greenwich Street and ventured into the oppressively muggy late afternoon. Although a newcomer to the West Village in that summer of 1951, he made tracks […]