Bob Dylan biography project takes toKickstarter

Getty ImagesIt's unknown if Bob Dylan's biography will make it to bookstore shelves

Getty ImagesIt's unknown if Bob Dylan's biography will make it to bookstore shelves

Victor Maymudes, Bob Dylan’s old road manager and buddy, once had a book deal with St. Martin’s Press to pen a biography of the singer. He recorded hours of memories on tape but unfortunately died suddenly of a brain aneurysm before he could begin to write.

According to Rolling Stone, his son Jake is now taking up where his dad left off by launching a Kickstarter campaign to get it published. Don’t expect a lot of dirt, unless you think that smuggling pot into different states for recreational use is salacious. (Ringo Starr allegedly bogarted Dylan’s joint, though.) However, it should give a bird’s-eye view of the fiercely private Dylan’s rise and will probably be an interesting look-see into music’s answer to J.D. Salinger. Maymudes wants to raise $45,000; at press time he had raised nearly $11,00 with less than one day left.

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