Izzy Young

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Israel Goodman Young or Izzy Young (26 March 1928 – 4 February 2019) was an American-Swedish folklorist, businessman, columnist and writer. He was known in the world of folk music. He was the former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York. He owned and operated the Folklore Centrum store in Stockholm.

Bob Dylan relates in his memoirs, Chronicles, how he spent time at the Center, where Young allowed him to sit in the backroom of the store, listening to folk music records and reading books.[1][2]

Young was born in New York City. He died on 4 February 2019 in Stockholm at the age of 90.[3]

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  1. Dylan, Bob (2004). Chronicles: Volume One. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-2815-4.
  2. "Bob Dylan's Carnegie Hall Debut: A Half Century Later" Archived 2014-09-07 at the Wayback Machine, carnegiehall.org, The Carnegie Hall Corporation, Friday, November 4, 2011.
  3. Fox, Margalit (February 5, 2019). "Izzy Young, Who Presided Over the Folk Revival, Dies at 90". nytimes.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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