May 24 marks the legendary Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday; few icons have managed to make an impact on pop culture for as long as the five decades Dylan has been creating art. He's obviously made an impact on a personal level, too, for the many fans who have been touched and inspired by his work.
Apparently, Dylan's influence has had a deeper meaning for some than others. In this exclusive video, a Dylan expert (David Kinney, author of The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land Of Bob) takes us into the world of the most legendary Bob Dylan fans — those who have crossed over from mere admirers to exhaustive collectors of his work.
In this fascinating glimpse, Kinney introduces the community of “hypnotist collectors," venturing deep into this eccentric subculture to answer a question: What can Dylan’s grip on his most enthusiastic listeners tell us about his towering place in American culture?
Sometimes, the answer is purely simple: "The music that you listen to when you are 15 years old is always going to be your comfort zone," aptly notes one mega-fan.
Happy birthday, Bob! Although the times will always be a-changin', the immense value of your contributions to music and art will never go away.