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    You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID - Yahoo! News

    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood.

    Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.

    A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday.

    "I don't think she was familiar with his entire body of work," Woolley said.

    The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses.

    The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing a blue jacket, and asked him his name. According to Woolley, the following exchange ensued:

    "What is your name, sir?" the officer asked.

    "Bob Dylan," Dylan said.

    "OK, what are you doing here?" the officer asked.

    "I'm on tour," the singer replied.

    A second officer, also in his 20s, responded to assist the first officer. He, too, apparently was unfamiliar with Dylan, Woolley said.

    The officers asked Dylan for identification. The singer of such classics as "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin' in the Wind" said that he didn't have any ID with him, that he was just walking around looking at houses to pass some time before that night's show.

    The officers asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them back to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the performers were staying. Once there, tour staff vouched for Dylan.

    The officers thanked him for his cooperation.

    "He couldn't have been any nicer to them," Woolley added.

    How did it feel? A Dylan publicist did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Friday.

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    That's funny...they weren't even born when he was in his prime...
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    Wow I feel dated.
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    I guess that'd be like me knowing who some famous Rock stars are now since I pretty much listen to fossil rock,like Dylan and stones,beatles,nugent
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    I guess the times they are a-changin' . . .
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    "He couldn't have been any nicer to them," Woolley added.
    Bob Dylan could be pretty caustic in his day. He must have mellowed some. The times are indeed a changin.

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    He was just taking a stroll down "Desolation Row."


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    I don't think I would have recognized him. Everything you see about him is him years and years ago. Now, he just looks like a worn out old man. Plus, the last thing the cop was thinking is "I bet I'll find Bob Dylan out wandering today".
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    Kind of an object lesson. Carry some ID no matter who you are.

    Always amazes me when you stop some of these folks who are a legend in their own mind, and they ask "do you know who I am?", Well, if I did would I be asking??

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