From Danny Eccleston’s profile of Van Dyke Parks, in the September 2012 issue of Mojo:
For years, his mother displayed a yellowed cutting from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner on the refrigerator — her only evidence of her son’s status as a showbiz personage.Read it all at Bananastan Records.
“It was 1980,” relates Parks. “I was just back from Malta, playing piano with Kinky Friedman in a place in North Hollywood, and we’d been collared by a reporter. The piece ran, ‘Van Dyke Parks, when asked what he felt about Bob Dylan becoming a Born Again Christian, said, “Well, there goes the neighbourhood.”’”
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[Malta: That would have been Popeye. I think he must’ve said neighborhood.]