Intersections: Dylan, Lenny Bruce and a Quiet Funeral for the Beats

“Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lives on and on.” — Bob Dylan

It’s sometimes stated that Bob Dylan’s “calling” began at the Duluth Armory where he’d gone as a seventeen-year-old to see Buddy Holly. Legend has it that Buddy Holly looked at the young Robert Zimmerman and something passed between them. It was a fortuitous moment, for just over two…