Bob Dylan on Bill Monroe in the November 1987 Rolling Stone interview by Kurt Loder: LODER: Do you still listen to the artists you started out with? DYLAN: The stuff that I grew up on never grows old. I was just fortunate enough to get it and understand it at that early age, and it still rings true for me.. I'd still rather listen to Bill and Charlie Monroe than any current record. That's what America's all about to me. I mean, they don't have to make any more new records -- there's enough old ones, you know? I went in a record store a couple of weeks ago -- I wouldn't know what to buy. There's so many kinds of records out. Another Bill Monroe mention is to be found in a March 1985 interview (published in Flanagan's "Written In My Soul") : BILL FLANAGAN: Are there thoughts that go by that you resist writing about? BOB DYLAN: Everything I've written about I can relate to. There's a lot of stuff I hear that I wouldn't write about, because it don't mean anything to me. You hear people talk every day, and most of it goes in one ear and doesn't even come out. Or it goes in then out the other. Bill Monroe once said he got his best thinking done when people were talking to him. I always liked that. You might like to check out the following, as was posted to rec.music.dylan a couple of years ago: TITLE: [United States, Indiana, Bloomington, 1966] YEAR: 1966 FORMAT: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono. ; 7 in. + documentation NOTES: "Bob Dylan in Nashville"--Notes. Accompanied by brief biographical and topical notes. A complete transcription of this recording has been published in the Journal of Country Music 7 (Dec. 1978): 54-66. Deposited at the Archives of Traditional Music by Rosenberg in 1966 under option 1. Neil Rosenberg interviewing Pete Rowan and Richard Greene. Recorded July 18, 1966 by Rosenberg at Indiana University, Bloomington. Rowan and Greene, members of Bill Monroe's band, discuss and critique a Bob Dylan recording session held in Nashville, Tennessee in April of 1966. Following this is a general discussion of the "Nashville sound" and recording sessions in general. SUBJECT: Dylan, Bob, -- 1941- -- History. Nashville (Tenn.) -- Music. OTHER: Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.