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Kegan, Larry

Thanks to Andy K. Subject: Re: Larry (not Shemp) From: Shiphour ( Date: 3 Nov 1998 01:26:21 GMT "Having spent many weekends in his final high school year visiting the city, Zimmerman knew a small coterie of Hibbing-Duluth Jews, some of whom were also freshmen at UMinn, including Larry Keegan, one of his longest-standing friends." Heylin, Behind the Shades, p. 32. "October 19, Holiday Star Theater, Merriville, IN. . . . For the last encore, 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' is replaced by Chuck Berry's 'No Money Down,' sung by Dylan's wheelchair-bound friend Larry Keegan. Dylan plays saxophone alongside Keegan." Heylin, A Life in Stolen Moments, p.234. Kegan was a good singer and Bob got him up on stage in Merrillville, Indiana, on October 19 [1981] to sing an encore of "No Money Down." Bob produced a saxophone - an instrument he had never been known to play in public - and barped into it a few times, bluffing that the could play, while Larry Kegan sang. The segment with Kegan went so well that the friends repeated their performance the next night at the Boston Orpheum Theater, Kegan coming on stage both nights in his wheelchair. Sounes, Down the Highway, p.349
Died Sept 11, 2001 of a heart attack while driving his van. A close friend of Bob Dylan since their adolescence, Larry had been confined to a wheelchair since he was paralyzed in a swimming accident at age 17.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Larry Kegan, a singer-songwriter who performed in concert with Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and others, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest. He was 59. Kegan sang at Gov. Jesse Ventura's inaugural celebration in 1999, at American Indian functions and at Stillwater prison. A paraplegic since a diving accident when he was 15, and a quadriplegic after a car accident a decade later, Kegan was nonetheless very active. Kegan ran a resort for disabled veterans in Mexico and managed orange groves in Florida before returning to Minnesota in the mid-1970s. He met Dylan when they were teen-agers at a summer camp. Decades later, in 1978, Dylan dedicated his album ``Street Legal'' to Kegan.
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