The jacket worn by Bob Dylan on the cover of ‘The Basement Tapes’ is set to appear at auction.
Never intended for official release, ‘The Basement Tapes’ remains one of Bob Dylan’s most intoxicating offerings. A full collaboration between the rock bard and The Band, the recordings hark back to what Griel Marcus termed that other, weird America.
A disparate series of recordings, the official release of ‘The Basement Tapes’ came equipped with an instantly recognisable cover. Dylan and The Band were joined by characters suggested by their songs, such as a dwarf, an Eskimo and a woman wearing a Mrs Henry t-shirt.
For the shot, Bob Dylan borrowed a friend’s jacket. An iconic bit of Dylan memorabilia, the jacket is set to be sold off by PFC Auctions.
“This is one of the most important items of Dylan memorabilia we have ever seen and we are very excited to be able to offer it. The Basement Tapes is widely considered to be one of the most celebrated and influential albums of all time, so the winning bidder will be buying a unique piece of music history” said Kylie Whitehead of PFC Auctions.
Online bidding takes place HERE and stops at 7:30pm on May 24th.
Check out a picture of the jacket below.