Like a Rolling Stone

posted 27 May 2013, 06:12
I been all over these United States, but I ain't never yet found Fennario.

An interesting and indeed, most welcome tribute was paid to Bob Dylan, on the occasion of his 72 birthday, which was also, apparently, the 50th anniversary of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (you didn't know that, did you?).

An interactive map, charting "every street, town, and city Dylan has ever sung about", has been prepared and made public, courtesy of Slate.com. The map claims to present "entries for every place-name in a song written by Dylan and released on some kind of album (including the official Greatest Hits and Bootleg series)." Mind you, they do add the caveat that "If you see anything missing, please note it in the comments and we’ll try to put it in."

Do indeed; it is a most worthy project. While you are at it, don't forget to notify us. Our own section of this website detailing Dylan's travels (real or imaginary) can be found under Travelling Wilbury. Giving that the above project appears to have confined itself to Dylan's official releases, it would be fair to assume that there is much more territory to be covered.

Places mentioned in songs of Bob Dylan - from Slate.com
Browse the App on Slate.com