Written at the dawn of the seventies by a former crime reporter and self-confessed "mafia expert", this book was not only the first serious study of Dylan's life and work, but also a landmark in the way popular music was written about.
In addition to a Bob biographer's wish-list of interviews, Scaduto pulled off the remarkable coup of getting Dylan's full co-operation without conceding an editorial veto. Dylan has read this book cover to cover and discusses its uncomfortable contents with the author at length!
| BOB DYLAN - AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY,
Grosset & Dunlap 1971, NY, 278 pages, hardcover with dustjacket. 1st edition: the signature of the illustrator Peter Caras is visible at the bottom of the frontcover
| same, USA,
2nd edition. Peter Caras signature has been removed and the following Daniel Kramer reference has been printed on the copyright page: 'The illustration on the jacket of this book was made from the photograph by Daniel Kramer, copyright 1967 Daniel Kramer'
|| same, USA,
Castle Books 1971, NY, 278 pages, hardcover with dustjacket. This edition is noted as 'published by arrangement with Grosset & Dunlap'
| same, UK, W.H. Allen, London, 1972, 280 pages, hardcover with dustjacket. The Peter Caras signature is again visible on the frontcover and there’s no Daniel Kramer reference on the copyright page. ISBN 0-491-00662-4
BOB DYLAN, UK, Abacus 1972, London,
280 pages, softcover. The subtitle has been dropped. No ISBN
| same, UK, revised edition 1973, 312 pages. ISBN 0349131287
| BOB DYLAN - AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY, USA,
Signet Book from New American Library, first printing The New American Library, March 1973,
366 pages, softcover. ISBN 451-W5353-15
|| same, USA, updated with a new afterword, The New American Library 1979, 366
pages, softcover. ISBN 0-451-98289-90
| BOB DYLAN, UK,
Helter Skelter 1996, London, softcover. ISBN 978-1900924009
| same, UK,
Helter Skelter and Rogan House 2001, London, 312 pages, softcover.
| BOB DYLAN, UK,
Helter Skelter 2006, London, 340 pages, softcover. ISBN 978-1900924238. [The existence of this edition with this cover is dubious]