A consummate Dylan fan, Peter Stone Brown, died recently. I knew Peter a little bit way back when the newsgroup rec.music.dylan was a hotbed of Dylan information. The group was an amazing resource in the early internet days, fostering so many stimulating lines of thought, so much sharing of information. (And to be sure, a lot of pettiness.) Peter was a major contributor to the group, ever quick to voice his opinions and never hesitant to voice his displeasure with mistaken information or poorly reasoned arguments. I remember he once emailed me personally to request that I improve my grammar. 🙂
Peter was a professional musician and also a writer. He produced a lot of Dylan-related content. Trev Gibb has put together an amazing website of Peter’s work. Anybody that wants to learn should browse through the articles. Very informative and entertaining.