Bob Dylan and Crouch Hill/Crouch End Hill

Everyone should know this story:<div><br></div><div>Apparently it's being turned into a Sky Arts drama, out sometime this year.</div>


  • <p>There  used to be a regular "summer" story in the local papers that  Bob was looking  a house in Crouch End. It was always put about by  Paul Simon !</p><p>Dave and Annie used to live in a squat in Stapleton Hall Road and frequent the  vegi Indian on SGR.  A long time ago there used to be picture  Annie on which she has written about the resturant being the gem of the area. That must have been in the early 90s.  The Eurypmics used to run their empire from a flat on the ooposite side of the road from the Church.  It was above what  is now the Weatherspoons.  In those days the  site was a FineFair supermarket full of own brand packed in bright yellow and black.</p>
  • edited January 2017
    <div><div><div><div>The Glamour Cave blog have mangled the facts and missed the entire Dylan / Crouch end anecdote!</div><div><br></div><div>This dates from 1987-'89 ish when <span style="font-size: 10pt;">Eurythmics were in their pomp and Dave Stewart had branched out as producer of albums for Bob Dylan, </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Mick Jagger and others at The Church studio on Crouch Hill, they also had </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">offices opposite the NatWest bank and above what was then a second hand shop.</span><div><div><br></div><div>The infamous incident was this:</div><div>Dave had invited Bob to his place on a day off from <span style="font-size: 10pt;">recording -  Dave lived in Maida Vale by then. So Bob set off with the address, I don't </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">recall actual street but let's say </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">it was 13 Lennox Rd. </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">and when he arrived at number 13</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">a slightly harassed woman answered the door,</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> "Dave's not in 'cos he's at work but you best come in </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">and I'll call him" she offered. Dylan was shown in to the kitchen given a cup of tea and introduced t</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">o the baby, the dog and screaming toddler - out in the hallway he could overhear their </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Mum on the phone to Dave  "WTF is Bob Dylan doing here? You never told me you knew him, he's </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">waiting for you in our kitchen, </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">you better get back here and sort this out!!" Whereupon about 30 mins later Dave returned ; that is</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> Dave the gas plumber, who had played a bit of guitar </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">and jammed with pub bands, but not Dave the pop god-producer - he lived about </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">4 streets away at </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">13 Lennox Drive!!</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Dylan was very fond of the Indian food in CE by the way - there was a row of 4 or 5 down the past </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The Queens </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">and the Shamrat of India was his favourite by all accounts - ironic the brass plaque is</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">in </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Banners but Andy Kershaw was responsible for that as he was part of the place.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">N.B. This was all about 10 years or so after Dave and Annie </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">lived in a flat opposite Budgen above Spanish Moon Records [ later Snappy Snaps etc.] </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Their band then was The Tourists. and both of </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">them were </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">early birds at any Jumble Sale going in N8,N4 and N10.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> </span><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><
  • Annie and Dave used to live in a squat in Stapleton Hall Road

    There used to be a signed photo of a young Annie in vegi Indian saying it was the gem if Finsbury Park. It was I think the only restaurant on SGR in those days.
  • Goes on a bit. (film). TLDW
  • It's 22 minutes long. You're retired.
  • That means I don’t have time for anything longer than 3 minutes or 140 characters.
  • Saw Owen Jones getting off the Victoria Line at Finsbury Park a couple of nights ago looking grumpy but think it was because the Victoria line was a bit crap that night!
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