Bob Dylan’s childhood pal to publish memoir of their friendship

Louie Kemp has known Dylan since 1954

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Bob Dylan’s childhood best friend is reportedly writing a memoir, The Boys From The North Country: My Life With Robert Zimmerman And Bob Dylan.

The book will be published by Random House, according to The Rogovoy Report.

Louie Kemp met Dylan in 1954 at Jewish summer camp Camp Herzl in Webster, Wisconsin. He subsequently went on to manage the 1975-76 Rolling Thunder Revue tours, provided the smoked salmon for The Last Waltz and lived with Dylan in California for three years in the 1980s.


The book will be co-written with Kinky Friedman.

Kemp made his name with an independent fisheries business in Duluth and Alaska, which is now owned by Sysco.

Meawhile, Dylan has confirmed details of his new album, Fallen Angels.


The album is released on May 20 by Columbia Records.

The complete track listing for Fallen Angels is:

Young At Heart
Maybe You’ll Be There
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
All The Way
All Or Nothing At All
On A Little Street In Singapore
It Had To Be You
Melancholy Mood
That Old Black Magic
Come Rain Or Come Shine

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