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Underhill, Fred

"I just got up one morning and left," Dylan said. "I'd spent so
much time thinking about it I couldn't think about it anymore. .
. . I stood on the highway during a blizzard snowstorm believing
in the mercy of the world and headed East, didn't have nothing
but my guitar and suitcase. That was my whole world." Riding in
a four-door Pontiac, Dylan and a friend named Fred Underhill
arrived in New York on January 24, 1961. Within a few hours,
according to most accounts, he'd made it to an open-mike at the
Cafe Wha?, on MacDougal Street, in Greenwich Village, and
announced, "I been travelin' around the country.

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