Say you're a performer and, seemingly overnight, you're known around the planet.
Even if success came fairly quickly, or at least your early opportunities had some nice flow, you'd probably demur over using the word "meteoric" to describe your rise. So much work and sweat and patience and resilience goes into a performer's supposedly easy ascendence, which makes the moment of fame all the more interesting.
Look to Bob Dylan in the middle of the 1960s. The folk singer went from a person seen around at small New York clubs boasting postage stamp-sized stages to one of the major faces of the movement, all in a matter of a few short years.
Photographer Daniel Kramer was there to capture much of this exciting moment, and over 50 of his Dylan-centered snapshots will go on display at the Grammy Museum at LA Live starting on Monday, Feb. 29. "Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer" will cast a docu-intimate eye back on 1964 and 1965, a momentous period in both music and life of a Greenwich Village bard.
Mr. Kramer, who once worked as an assistant to photographer Diane Arbus, also was the artist behind three album covers for the seminal folk singer.
The exhibit is on national tour, and its first stop brimmed with memory and connection: Hibbing, Minnesota. That's the birthplace of Mr. Dylan, the burg where he began to grow into the celebrated storyteller he'd become.
The icon is marking his 75th birthday in May 2016, which is the month that the second-floor exhibit wraps its Grammy Museum run. It closes on May 15, so to commune with a particular and particularly shining moment in American music, and New York history, get to the downtown music institution between the final day in Feburary and the middle of May.