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Dylan gallery shows early career
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The exhibition covers Bob Dylan's early career before 1966
Bob Dylan fans will be able to listen to rare recordings and see memorabilia from the start of his career at an exhbition which is opening in Seattle.

Handwritten lyrics for Blowin' In The Wind and Like A Rolling Stone are on show at the Experience Music Project.

A recording of his first New York gig is also featured in the exhibition, Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966.

It also includes the 16-inch tambourine which inspired Dylan to write his song Mr Tambourine Man.

The exhibition covers the years when Dylan moved to New York, met fellow folk singer Woody Guthrie, released his early albums and then outraged folk fans by going "electric" at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

It begins with his high school yearbook and ends with the 1966 motorcycle crash which Dylan fans consider to be the end of his greatest creative spell.

Dylan collaborated on the project through his manager, while many of the items were donated by individiual collectors.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and is due to run until September at the museum - built by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - before going on tour.

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