Was Dylan the First Real Rock Star?

“I’ll know my song well before I start singing.” — Bob Dylan

The Never Ending Tour. Bob Dylan at the Beacon Theater, New York. Photo courtesy Nelson French.

During Duluth’s Dylan Days in 2012 there was a panel discussion at Tycoons in which Dylan’s significance was explored. It’s a topic of recurring interest for me because in my readings from time to time there is a trigger that unlocks another room full of…