Jake Maymudes is an American director and visual effects supervisor, based in L. A.
In 2001, Jake’s father, Victor Maymudes, Bob Dylan’s tour manager, close personal friend and confidant, sadly passed away, leaving behind an extraordinary 20 hours’ worth of audio tapes. These tapes, which Jake has transcribed and fashioned into a memoir, document Victor’s time as part of Dylan’s inner circle and allow a rare glimpse into a world only a few were privileged to be a part of.
Another Side of Bob Dylan was published by St. Martin’s Press (ed. George Witte) in September 2014.
August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his remarkable fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan’s socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions.
Few people outside Dylan’s immediate family have ever been closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan’s tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the first days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90’s. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan’s infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sarah Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and many more; memorable concerts around the world, and the recording of his seminal album, Blood on the Tracks.
On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, first hand, and unique account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.