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Izzy Young, folk music patron who organized Bob Dylan's first major show, dies at 90

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Izzy Young, folk music patron who organized Bob Dylans first major show, dies at 90

Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90.

Young's daughter, Philomene Grandin, said her father died of natural causes Monday at his home in Stockholm. Before he moved to Sweden in 1973 and went into business there, Young ran a folk music shop in New York that nurtured a generation of artists.

Starting in the 1950s, Greenwich Village was the center of a folk music revival that helped launch the careers of Dylan, Joni Mitchell and many others. Young, as much as anyone, made the revival possible. In 1957, he opened the Folklore Center, remembered by Dylan as an "ancient chapel, like a shoebox sized institute," a vital stopping point where fans and folk performers would ...

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