Complete Collector: Celebrate the birth of the bootleg

Although it hasn’t been trumpeted elsewhere in the media, we are fast approaching the 40th anniversary of the birth of the rock bootleg, and the day a couple of Los Angeles-based Dylan fans found themselves feeling inspired, on the one hand, by the rash of unreleased Zimmersongs being covered by sundry British bands (“This Wheel’s On Fire”; “Mighty Quinn”); on the other, by tapes of a 14-song acetate of publishers’ demos which were then in circulation.

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