Did Bob Dylan ever meet Woody Guthrie?

Yes, Bob Dylan did indeed meet Woody Guthrie, albeit when Guthrie was in his last years.

Born Robert Zimmerman in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, young folksinger Bob Dylan hitchhiked to New York in 1960 to visit his musical idol Woody Guthrie, who was hospitalized with Huntington’s chorea.

The composer and collector of hundreds of folk songs, Guthrie (1912-67) inspired a generation of musicians.

Dylan’s first album, Bob Dylan (1962), included a composition entitled “Song for Woody.”

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