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September 29, 1961: The New York Times publishes the first major review of Bob Dylan. Journalist Robert Shelton, who wrote the enthusiastic piece, wrote one of the first Dylan biographies, No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan.
September 26, 1961: New York Times reporter Robert Shelton attends the opening night of a two-week Dylan residency at Gerdes Folk City. Dylan is supporting The Greenbriar Boys and plays two sets each night. After his first set Shelton interviews Dylan and then writes an enthusiastic review concentrating predominantly on Dylan.
September 24, 1971: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 recording session with Happy Traum in New York City.
September 19, 2007: The second season of Theme Time Radio Hour starts with a broadcast on the theme “Hello.”
September 18, 1989: Oh Mercy is released. Working with producer Daniel Lanois, Dylan recorded the album in New Orleans. Oh Mercy garners rave reviews and strong international sales.
September 14, 1961: Dylan attends a rehearsal for Carolyn Hester’s upcoming recording session for Columbia Records. Producer John Hammond Sr. attends and, intrigued by Dylan, asks him to record a couple of demos for the label.
September 7, 1965: Release of the single “Positively 4th Street”/“From A Buick 6,” which reached #7 in the US and #8 in the UK.