Odd that Victor Maymudes does not yet feature in Karl Erik's Who's Who.
Can anyone provide a potted biography or any anecdotes? >Victor Maymudes was mentor, manager and friend to Bob Dylan, guiding >him down the road from obscurity to icon in the early sixties. Victor was >the son of respected liberal left-wing Los Angeles activists, Golda and Abraham >Maymudes; growing up with the music and rhetoric of humanism, anti-fascism and >civil rights. In the late-sixties he stepped off the music stage to homestead >in Northern New Mexico, his hands turned to chopping wood and carpentry. >1986 until 1996 Victor returned to Dylan's side as a personal manager.
Victor Maymudes is still very active in Bob's life and career. He is I guess what you'd call his road manager and is very visible when Bob is on the road. Many times he can be seen on the stage checking out the audience exodus after shows. And he looks much like he did in Eat the Document and Hard Rain--after all these years.
Victor passed away on January 27, 2001.
The New York Times February 1, 2001, Thursday, Late Edition - Final SECTION: Section B; Page 7; Column 3; Classified LENGTH: 214 words HEADLINE: Paid Notice: Deaths MAYMUDES, VICTOR THE "VILLAGE" BODY: MAYMUDES-Victor the "Village". Philosopher who as mentor, manager and friend guided Bob Dylan down the road from obscurity to icon in the early sixties, died peacefully on January 26th 2001 in UCLA Hospital, Santa Monica, California. On that journey he was protected and comforted by the presence and courage of his children Aerie Victoria and Jacob. He was sixty-five. Victor was the son of the respected liberal left-wing Los Angeles activists, Golda and Abraham Maymudes and the brother of August and Zicel; growing up the music and rhetoric of humanism, anti-fascism and civil rights was the food on their table. Late-sixties Victor stepped off the music stage to homestead in Northern New Mexico, his hands turned to chopping wood and carpentry, his heart to loving his family. 1986 until 1996 he returned to Dylan's side as a personal manager. The last years of his life were spent traveling and writing his memoirs. The product of that effort, "The Joker and the Thief" was scheduled for publication by Saint Martins Press in 2002. Above all, Victor appreciated the value of music, the poetry in a well-turned phrase. "Song is the ultimate repository of human civilization," he maintained, "it's a resting place for one heart and translates the soul of culture for all." Ê http://www.nytimes.com
In 2014 the book "Another Side of Bob Dylan. A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks" was published. It was based on Victor Maymudes' taped recollections. A Dylan Insider's Back Pages, The New York Times, Aug 7, 2014 Victor Maymudes (Wikipedia) Victor