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even famous musicians were geeks, once

After I took this, the guard stopped me – no pictures allowed. This illicit shot, from 1952 in Hibbing, Minnesota, shows the young man on the right with his drum in the school rhythm band.

Kudos if you can guess who it is. This may be one of the only times he ever smiled on camera.



3 Responses to “even famous musicians were geeks, once”

  1. Has to be Bob Dylan

  2. Only Zimmerman would have come from a place called Hibbing MN. Funny, of all his gifts I would not have thought of rhythm as one.

  3. beth says:

    Correct! Congratulations. I myself would not have recognized him out of context because he looks so cheerful. At least, his mouth is smiling, though his eyes, really, are not. It was wonderful to be surrounded by French people listening to his complex lyrics, badly translated … they obviously got a lot despite the translations.

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