Dylan author and political activist Mike Marqusee died Jan 13 R.I.P.
Mike Marqusee (October 26, 1953 – January 13, 2015) was an American writer, journalist and political activist in London.
Marqusee, who described himself as a “deracinated New York Marxist Jew” had lived in Britain since 1971. He wrote mainly about politics, popular culture, the Indian sub-continent andcricket, and was a regular correspondent for, among others, The Guardian, Red Pepper and The Hindu. After he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007, he wrote extensively on health issues, and in defence of the National Health Service. His book The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer was published in 2014.
He wrote the Bob Dylan books:
Chimes of Freedom: the Politics of Bob Dylan’s Art (2003)
Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the Sixties (2006)
Marqusee died in January 13 2015, aged 61, of multiple myeloma.