Thursday, March 06, 2008

More on Dylan’s first overseas gig


Observant early birds might have noticed that the headline on yesterday’s article quickly changed from “first gig outside the USA” to “first overseas gig”.

The difference, as I rapidly realized, is important. As Ian Woodward pointed out: “The answer to the question in the headline is Montreal in Canada in June/July 1962.”

And Karl Erik Andersen: “If ‘outside the USA’ was the question, I am thinking The Finjan Club, July 2, 1962.”

It’s the kind of error that drives Canadians to distraction – and rightly so.

Gerry Smith