(ABC News Australia) It reads like a scene from a bad movie. The jaded rock-star retires to his room after the show, in some nondescript hotel. The mini-bar beckons, a line of coke perhaps, another groupie?
Instead, in this netherworld that comes with life on the road, the man once seen as a messiah of the counter-culture has a vision of Jesus Christ, seeing him as King of Kings and from there embarks on a conversion to Christianity.
According to Bob Dylan, that’s how the saviour came into his life.
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And so began one of the most controversial periods of his career, now somewhat euphemistically called the “Gospel years.”