From the BBC via Live at Five from TOM comes news that early in his career, Bob Dylan was addicted to Heroine. Yep, Dylan was a junkie. But I wouldn’t hold it against him. After all, who among us hasn’t fallen from grace in our own way? In the interviews, he also tells how he frequently thought about suicide. I’m sure that each and everyone of us has also entertained suicidal thoughts at one time or another in our lives, maybe not seriously, but the thought was still there. Here’s a bit of the story;
A previously unheard interview with Bob Dylan has revealed that the singer was once addicted to heroin.
After a concert late one Saturday night in March 1966 Bob Dylan, while on tour in the US, boarded his private plane in Lincoln, Nebraska bound for Denver with his friend Robert Shelton.
Over the next two hours Shelton taped an interview with Dylan which he later described as a “kaleidoscopic monologue”.
At one point, the singer, who turns 70 this week, admits he had been addicted to heroin in the early 1960s.
“I kicked a heroin habit in New York City,” he confesses. “I got very, very strung out for a while, I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had about a $25-a-day habit and I kicked it.”
There have been rumours that Dylan was involved with heroin. But Mick Brown, a writer on The Daily Telegraph who has interviewed Dylan, says he has never heard the singer confirm the speculation. Read more here>