“You can’t give Bob Dylan crisps” The story of Bob Dylan, before the show.

Chris McHallem, a regular reader of Untold Dylan recently recorded a piece for RTE 1, which is the main Radio station in Ireland.

It is a speech station, which Chris suggests is the equivalent to BBC Radio 4 in the UK.

And he kindly sent Untold a copy of his broadcast saying that “I thought that you might like to listen to it.”

I found it riveting so I’ve gained permission from Chris to publish it here.   It is just over seven minutes long and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

I’m sorry that the volume is a little low but I’m told nothing can be done about this so I’m hoping this doesn’t spoil your enjoyment.


And perhaps I could make this a suitable reminder that Untold exists as it does, because people who enjoy Dylan’s music from all over the world, send in articles.  Without all these contributors we would be as nought.

12 years of Untold Dylan

Although no one gets paid for writing, publishing or editing Untold Dylan, it does cost us money to keep the site afloat, safe from hackers, n’er-do-wells etc.  We never ask for donations, and we try to survive on the income from our advertisers, so if you enjoy Untold Dylan, and you’ve got an ad blocker, could I beg you to turn it off while here. I’m not asking you to click on ads for the sake of it, but at least allow us to add one more to the number of people who see the full page including the adverts.   Thanks.

As for the writing, Untold Dylan is written by people who want to write for Untold Dylan.  We welcome articles, contributions and ideas from all our readers.  Although no one gets paid, if you are published here, your work will be read by a fairly large number of people across the world, ranging from fans to academics.  If you have an idea, or a finished piece send it as a Word file to Tony@schools.co.uk with a note saying that it is for publication on Untold Dylan.

We also have a very lively discussion group “Untold Dylan” on Facebook with around 8500 active members. Just type the phrase “Untold Dylan” in, on your Facebook page or follow this link    And because we don’t do political debates on our Facebook group there is a separate group for debating Bob Dylan’s politics – Icicles Hanging Down



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