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Mansfield News Journal
March 30, 1976

Country music singer songwriter-cut-up Kinky Friedman threw a burrito-and-beer bash in his new Hollywood apartment recently; the 200 guests included Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Art Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, Elliott Gould, Dennis Hopper, Roger McGuinn and Rick Danko and Levon Helm from The Band.

Dylan was bopped in the head with a beer can when he arrived at 11 p.m.; he then took refuge in a side room, where he warbled versions of "Long Black Veil" and "Lay Lady Lay." Mitchell sang "Free Man in Paris," and Hopper displayed his talents as a marksman with some guacamole bulls-eyes.

High point of the evening came when Kinky, Dylan and Garfunkel serenaded Elliott Gould with a beery rendering of "People." Barbara Streisand's ex-husband was not amused; he muttered something about Dylan being a "four-foot, two-inch Jewish prince" and eventually had to be shown the door.

The party lasted until 5 a.m., but Dylan, who had nodded off, didn't leave until 7, when Joni drove him home to Malibu.


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