Malibu-based Bob Dylan reveals he binge-watches British soap Coronation Street and detective series Father Brown to feel at home
- Malibu resident Bob Dylan has revealed that he binge-watches British TV
- The Nobel prize-winning songwriter said that he enjoys ITV’s Coronation Street
- The 81-year-old also revealed a love for BBC detective drama Father Brown
Malibu resident Bob Dylan has revealed that he binge-watches British soap Coronation Street and detective series Father Brown to feel at home.
The Nobel prize-winning songwriter said that he secretly enjoys watching the two British television shows.
Coronation Street has been broadcast on ITV since 1960, and Father Brown is a BBC period detective drama based on the work of GK Chesterton.
‘I’ve binge-watched Coronation Street, Father Brown, and some early Twilight Zones. I know they’re old-fashioned shows, but they make me feel at home,’ he told The Wall Street Journal.
Bob Dylan has revealed that he binge-watches British TV which makes him feel at home
The Nobel prize-winning songwriter said that he enjoys ITV’s Coronation Street. Pictured, The Rovers Return, Coronation Street
‘I’m not a fan of packaged programs, or news shows, so I don’t watch them. I never watch anything foul smelling or evil.’
The ITV soap has made repeated references to Dylan’s 1966 gig at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall, where he was called ‘Judas’ for going electric, with characters discussing the moment in the series, The Telegraph reported.
He also praised Manchester-born band Oasis, and Sheffield’s Alex Turner, front man to the Arctic Monkeys, adding that his first musical love was church music.
Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota and grew up in the city of Hibbing. He describes his favorite genres as swing, blues, country and rock n’ roll, and began his career as a folk singer.
The 81-year-old also revealed in the interview that he keeps fit in a playful way.
‘I box and spar. It’s part of my life. It’s functional and detached from trends. It’s a limitless playground, and you don’t need an app,’ he said.
The star, who has just released a book, added that he read other books on music history while working on his own text.
Father Brown is a BBC period detective drama based on the work of GK Chesterton
The 81-year-old also revealed in the interview that he keeps fit in a playful way through boxing
Last month, fans were offered refunds of the singer’s $600 special edition ‘hand-signed’ book after its publisher admitted a machine had been used to sign them.
A limited run of 900 signed copies of the singer’s book The Philosophy of Modern Song had been released by publisher Simon & Schuster, touting them as being signed by the legendary artist himself.
However, after receiving the books, fans soon noticed something wasn’t right after comparing signature photos and spotting similarities between them.
Images of Bob Dylan’s ‘signature’ were collated by suspicious fans and shared online, including this grab from Twitter
US musician Bob Dylan performs during The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent, UK on June 30, 2012
Readers soon accused the publisher of using an autopen, a device used to mechanically create signatures from an original pre-stored version.
After initially insisting the signatures were genuine, the publisher refused to offer readers a refund, referring to the letter of authenticity it had included with each copy.
The letter, signed by the publisher’s president-CEO, read: ‘You hold in your hands something very special, one of just 900 copies available in the U.S.
‘This letter is confirmation that the copy of the book you hold in your hand has been hand-signed by Bob Dylan.’
The publisher then changed its mind, posting on Twitter: ‘To those who purchased the ‘Philosophy of Modern Song’ limited edition, we want to apologize.
The publisher of Bob Dylan’s hand-signed book has promised refunds to buyers, posting this apology online
This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan
‘As it turns out, the limited edition books do contain Bob’s original signature, but in a penned replica form. We are addressing this immediately by providing each purchaser with an immediate refund.’
The publisher also sent emails to people who had bought a copy of the book, telling them: ‘We apologize for the mistake that was made and are offering a full refund of your purchase.
‘Please keep your copy of The Philosophy of Modern Song at no cost. We hope you will enjoy reading it.’
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