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 Post subject: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 10:41 GMT 

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Terrible news just coming to light. The Dylan community has lost a dedicated and selfless servant. Sincere condolences to his wife and family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 12:05 GMT 

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Really gutted to read this news this morning. A real gentleman whose unselfish work for the Dylan community was outstanding. I've had so many great memories following Dylan in the last 20 years or so that I wouldnt have had but for him.

Deepest condolences to his family


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 12:42 GMT 

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Very sorry to hear this.

A few years ago, as a symtom of my perennial Dylan obsession, I drove up to the lovely village where he lived to drop off my ISIS/Desolation Row ticket buying form in person. He opened the front door as I was posting the envelope through and invited me in. We sat in his kitchen drinking tea, and had a very enjoyable chat about all things Dylan for 45 mins. He didn't know me from Adam, but what a hospitable guy to do that, on top of the extraordinary lengths he was going to, in order to help us all with the ticket allocation exercise.

RIP John Baldwin.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 13:52 GMT 
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RIP John Baldwin. A true gentleman who worked with passion and integrity to share his love of Bob Dylan with all. Thank you, John. You will be missed.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 14:03 GMT 
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A sad loss.

Sincere condolences.

R.I.P. John Baldwin


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 16:01 GMT 

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RIP John, thanks for that you did for us Bob fans.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 16:06 GMT 
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Sad news when anyone dies but I must confess I don't know who this was.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 17:29 GMT 

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A dark day indeed. John was a legend among the global Dylan community and a great friend to us all.
RIP


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 18:43 GMT 
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John was the publisher of Desolation Row Publications, and also negotiated a fan-allocation of tickets for UK Dylan shows, which he provided at no extra cost, save postage. He did this for more than 20 years, I'd say, and always went out of his way to help anyone who needed a ticket.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 19:24 GMT 
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Really sad to hear this


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 19:56 GMT 

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RIP John. Thanks for your your dedication.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 21:03 GMT 
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Voice With Restraint wrote:
John was the publisher of Desolation Row Publications, and also negotiated a fan-allocation of tickets for UK Dylan shows, which he provided at no extra cost, save postage. He did this for more than 20 years, I'd say, and always went out of his way to help anyone who needed a ticket.


Thank you for that information. Sounds like he was a real Gentleman. Condolences to his wife and family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 23:04 GMT 

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What a sad message! Thanks John! You were a real good man and helped a lot of other Dylan fans. We will for sure miss you!

Steinar Daler


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sat June 2nd, 2018, 23:55 GMT 
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I never dealt with him directly but his legend spread far and wide. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sun June 3rd, 2018, 08:26 GMT 

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Sad news.

R.I.P., Mr. Baldwin.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sun June 3rd, 2018, 17:07 GMT 

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I add my condolences. I wrote to the family right away and didn't really know what to add here. I still don't, as it will seem so ineffectual; however, I will say that, for all his other work, I feel that the best achievement of John's was the "Fiddler Now Upspoke" interview collections and tapes.

Paul Williams was as big a fan of those as me, and I wanted to write something positive as well as acknowledge the sadness of the tidings.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sun June 3rd, 2018, 20:12 GMT 
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I have never met him, but back in the late 90s, when I did not know yet what the internet was, and I was still living in my native Germany, I was regularly calling his "desolation row information line" on the phone, to check the set lists via his voice mail recording. So it was his very voice which informed me, that Dylan started singing gems like "Rock Of Ages", "Pass Me Not", "Hallelujah I'm ready to go", and "Somebody touched me".


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Sun June 3rd, 2018, 23:06 GMT 

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When a friend and I decided to fly across the pond for shows in 2001 rather last minute, John, who we'd never met, provided us with tickets for the UK shows. It was such a relief. Then at one show we were standing right below the stage with rain pouring down on us, chatting to the nice guy next to us about how we got there when he says, "well I'm John Baldwin." So we were so thrilled to meet him and thank him in person. A sad loss indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Mon June 4th, 2018, 01:47 GMT 

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John very kindly published some work of mine in Dignity fanzine which he edited some years ago.

He wasn't particularly well at that point in time, if I remember rightly--or maybe he was just struggling with a cold; anyway, regardless, he was patient, supportive, considerate.

R.I.P John.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Mon June 4th, 2018, 07:40 GMT 
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RIP John, another hero gone.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Mon June 4th, 2018, 09:17 GMT 
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RIP :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Mon June 4th, 2018, 09:33 GMT 

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Foggy wrote:
John very kindly published some work of mine in Dignity fanzine which he edited some years ago.

He wasn't particularly well at that point in time, if I remember rightly--or maybe he was just struggling with a cold; anyway, regardless, he was patient, supportive, considerate.

R.I.P John.



Hi, Foggy, you do remember rightly. It wasn't a cold though, it was narcolepsy - which he suffered from pretty severely at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Mon June 4th, 2018, 13:47 GMT 

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A great man gone. I never met him in person- id have loved to- but he provided my tickets for many years. He felt like a friend- which he truly was to all of us in the Dylan communitu.

RIP my friend.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Tue June 5th, 2018, 11:27 GMT 

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Thanks to John my wife and I had great seats at the Cardiff 2015 show. Thank you. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Baldwin
PostPosted: Thu June 7th, 2018, 19:31 GMT 
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I never met him but I enjoyed receiving his Desolation Row Information email to keep me up to date with all things Dylan. I also got my last ticket from him which was in the 3rd row. Thanks for everything John. RIP.


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