10 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Dylan's Mysterious 1966 Motorcycle Accident

By Jacob Shelton

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York. It was a mysterious event that put his career on hold for years and changed the course of rock history. But little is known of the actual event -- what happened on that winding road in upstate New York?

The demarcation is clear: From his second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) through Blonde on Blonde in 1966, Bob Dylan was a national figure, hailed by some as a folk-music or rock messiah. It's pretty much a fact that Bob Dylan was the voice of a generation. Then -- he disappears.