Bob Dylan to celebrate birthday


Thursday, May 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Dylan has something low-key in mind to mark his 60th birthday on May 24. "Absolutely no public plans," said his spokesman, Elliot Mintz. The milestone is likely to mean more in other people's homes, anyway.

It will be a jolt to the generation that wore its youth so defiantly, who will check the mirror a little
more closely for wrinkles. Dylan has been showered with honors as he approaches 60. His album "Time Out of Mind," a spooky rumination about aging and death, won a fistful of Grammy Awards.

The only recording Dylan released last year, the sardonic "Things Have Changed," won an Academy Award. At this juncture of his musical life, Dylan is more a performing than recording artist. He's really made only two quality albums in 20 years. "Time Out of Mind," which proved the spigot wasn't empty, is nearly four years old now. If he has plans to make a new disc, "I have not been advised," Mintz said.