Bob Dylan takes pilgrimage for Neil Young

Bob Dylan: always suitably attired
Bob Dylan: always suitably attired

Living in a house once occupied by a rock-legend must have its positives, but having fans turn up on your doorstep every five minutes must be a drawback to out-weigh them all. Unless that fan is Bob Dylan, of course…

John Kiernan lives on Grosvenor Avenue in Winnipeg, Canada - the childhood home of Neil Young. Last week, Kiernan looked out of the window to see his wife talking with "two strangers" on the front lawn.

"And I'm looking around, and I realize, this guy having a tuque on [a kind of loose beanie] has really great boots on, these sort of cowboy, motorcycle boots. And he was wearing really nice leather pants. And I realize I'm staring face-to-face with Bob Dylan," Kiernan told CBC News.

A warm welcome

Bob, and manager, were of course invited in with open arms. They were particularly interested in Neil Young's bedroom, which Kiernan was only too happy to show them: "OK, so this was his view, and this was where he listened to his music."

The duo left to play Winnipeg's MTS Centre later that night (2 November).

At least Mr Kiernan's home isn't facing the same fate as Ringo Starr's old Liverpool pad

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).