Bob Dylan’s “Self Portrait” album was ahead of its time – and 48 years overdue at an Ohio library.
Howard Simon finally returned his borrowed copy of Dylan’s quirky double LP to the Heights Libraries, where he checked it out as an eighth grader in 1973.
“As a recent retiree, I am taking the opportunity to turn my attention to some of the many vignettes of life that by dint of career and family have been neglected these many years,” Simon, now living in San Francisco, said in a letter to the library that he copied in a Facebook post.
“In that context, I am returning with this letter an overdue item (by my count, approximately 17,480 days overdue as of this writing) that I borrowed from the library in the spring of 1973 when I was 14 and in 8th grade at Wiley [Middle School]. So it’s quite late, and I’m quite sorry!”
The album wasn’t in the