Some Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Bob Dylan

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From Jagger to Warhol, Bronx-born photographer Ken Regan has captured some our cultural history’s greatest icons. And now we bring you his previously unpublished shots of Bob Dylan playing shirtless backgammon backstage on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, laughing up with young Patti Smith at a Greenwich Village party and reading a paper at convenience store in 2000. Starting May 20th, the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo is showing off un-seen gems and seen classics from Regan’s impressive body of work, from crinkling white-face close-ups to tour bus poker games with the band. To celebrate the folk juggernaut’s upcoming 70th birthday, check out some of our favorite photos from the Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan exhibit.

First look: Bob Dylan talking to Patti Smith in stairwell during party at Allen Ginsberg’s House in Greenwhich Village. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

First look: Bob Dylan on a stop off the road during his 2000 summer tour. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

First look: Dylan playing poker with band on bus ride out west. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

First look: Bob Dylan lying on floor backstage on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour playing a solo game of backgammon. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

First look: Bob onstage performing with band during the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour clinching fists while conducting band. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

First look: Bob sits at piano in S.I.R studios rehearsing for Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Shot through frame of harmonica holder. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at Jack Kerouac’s grave. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen meet for the first time backstage during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in New Haven, CT. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Bob Dylan visits a Massachusetts diner during a stop on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Dylan resting on stage next to bucket on Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Dylan on stage during Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Profile shot. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Bob Dylan puts on a mask backstage on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Dylan blue cast silhouette. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery

Classic shot: Bob Dylan records at S.I.R. studios in New York City before the kickoff of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery