Council Turns Down Dylan Honour
Bob Dylan's request to be given freedom of London borough is refused
The Daily Express reports that the singer was recently nominated for the Freedom Of Haringey to mark his recent 70th birthday and his link to the borough, which he fell in love with in the 1980s. He has frequently been spotted there with guitarist Dave Stewart and owns a home in the area's Crouch End.
It was hoped Dylan could accept the honour while onstage during his headlining set at the London Feis Festival in Finsbury Park this weekend (18-19 Jun 11) but authorities have turned down the request.
A spokesperson for the council explains, "We are grateful for (the) suggestion, but the Freedom of the Borough is usually reserved for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to life in the borough."
Dylan plays at the inaugural London Feis this weekend along with bands and artists such as Thin Lizzy, The Cranberries, the Gaslight Anthem and the Waterboys.
You can still get tickets from the link below: